Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn

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Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn
Phêrô Nguyễn Văn Nhơn
Cardinal, Archbishop emeritus of Hanoi
Archbishop Phero Nguyen Van Nhon.jpg
The cardinal in 2015.
Installed13 May 2010
Term ended17 November 2018
PredecessorJoseph Ngô Quang Kiệt
SuccessorJoseph Vũ Văn Thiên
Other postsBishop of Đà Lạt (1994–2010)
Ordination21 December 1967
Consecration3 December 1991
by Bartholomew Nguyễn Sơn Lâm
Created cardinal14 February 2015
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Born (1938-04-01) 1 April 1938 (age 81)
Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng
DenominationRoman Catholic Church
MottoIllum Oportet Crescere (Vietnamese: Ngài Phải Lớn Lên, English: He Must Increase)
Coat of armsPierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn Phêrô Nguyễn Văn Nhơn's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn
Priestly ordination
Date21 December 1967
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorBarthélémy Nguyên Sơn Lâm
Co-consecratorsPaul Nguyén Van Hóa Nicholas Huynh Van Nghi
Date3 December 1991
Elevated byPope Francis
Date14 February 2015
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn as principal consecrator
Cosme Hoáng Van Dat, SJ2 October 2008
Matthiue Nguyên Van Khôi4 February 2010
Styles of
Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon
Coat of arms of Phêrô Nguyễn Văn Nhơn.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Pierre Nguyễn Văn Nhơn[pronunciation?] (born 1 April 1938) is a Vietnamese prelate of the Catholic Church who served as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Hanoi from May 2010 to November 2018. A cardinal since February 2015, he was Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Đà Lạt from 1994 to 2010, and the President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam from 2007 to 2013.


Nhơn was born in 1938 in Lâm Đồng, Viet Nam. He was ordained a priest on 21 December 1967. On 11 October 1991, he was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Đà Lạt. On 3 December 1991, he was consecrated by Barthélémy Nguyễn Sơn Lâm. He succeeded as Bishop of Đà Lạt on 23 March 1994.

On 22 April 2010, he was appointed Coadjutor Bishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi.[1] On 13 May 2010, he succeeded Joseph Ngô Quang Kiệt as Archbishop of Hanoi.[2]

On 4 January 2015, Pope Francis announced that Nhơn would be created Cardinal-priest on 14 February.[3] At that ceremony, he was assigned the titular church of San Tommaso Apostolo.[4]

In April 2015 he was appointed a member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Pope Francis accepted his resignation as Archbishop of Hanoi on 17 November 2018.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Other Pontifical Acts" (Press release). Vatican Information Service. 22 April 2010. Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Pope appoints new bishops to Hanoi and Vinh". Asia News. 13 May 2010. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  3. ^ "BBC News - Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals". BBC News. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Consistory: list of titular church assignments". Vatican Radio. 14 February 2015. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
Additional sources

Valiente, Gianni (8 January 2015). "Il nuovo cardinale vietnamita e la «via della pazienza»". La Stampa (in Italian). Retrieved 17 November 2018.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Joseph Ngô Quang Kiệt
Archbishop of Hanoi
Succeeded by
Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên
Preceded by
Paul Nguyễn Văn Hoà
President of Catholic Bishops'
Conference of Vietnam

Succeeded by
Paul Bùi Văn Đọc
Preceded by
Barthélémy Nguyễn Sơn Lâm
Bishop of Đà Lạt
Succeeded by
Antoine Vũ Huy Chương
Preceded by
titular church established
Cardinal Priest of San Tommaso Apostolo Succeeded by