Rome Newsroom, Oct 25, 2022 / 05:53 am
Pope Francis has named Vietnam-born priest John-Nhan Tran an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Bishop-elect Tran, 56, was 9 years old when he and his family left South Vietnam on a barge at the port of Ben Bach Dang in Saigon in April 1975, according to a 2015 interview on Nola.com.
After escaping Vietnam, Tran grew up in Louisiana, where he and his family were accepted as refugees. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New Orleans in 1992.
Tran will be consecrated an auxiliary bishop for Atlanta on Jan. 23, 2023.