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Melbourne Auxiliary Named Bishop of Parramatta

Vietnam native is a member of Order of Friars Minor Conventual

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, O.F.M. Conv., auxiliary of Melbourne, Australia, as bishop of Parramatta, Australia.

Vincent Long Van Nguyen was born Dec. 3, 1961, in Dong Nai, Vietnam, and ordained a priest of the Conventual Franciscans in 1989. He was named an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne in 2011.

The diocese has a population of just over 1 million, with about 324,000 Catholics. They are served by around 135 priests and 365 religious.

 

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