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Vatican Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Paul Gallagher (center) meets with Vietnamc’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son (unseen) and other officials at the Foreign Ministry in Hanoi on April 9, 2024.

Vatican official meets Vietnam’s prime minister during historic diplomatic trip

Apr 11, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the Vatican secretary for relations with states, spoke with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh about a... Read more

Catholics from Vietnam at Mass with Pope Francis in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Sept. 3, 2023.

Catholics in Vietnam ask Pope Francis to visit their country next

Sep 7, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Vietnam is home to millions of Catholics, yet no pope has ever visited the southeast Asian country. Read more

Vietnam’s President Vo Van Thuong meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on July 27, 2023.

Vatican, Vietnam announce agreement on permanent papal representative

Jul 28, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The announcement came Thursday during the visit of Vietnam’s President Vo Van Thuong to the Vatican. Read more

This work of art was displayed at St. Peter's on the occasion of the Vatican's celebration of the canonization of 117 Vietnamese martyrs on July 19, 1988.

Remembering the hundreds of thousands of Christians martyred in Vietnam 

Nov 24, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

From 1630 to 1886, somewhere between 130,000 and 300,000 Christians faced martyrdom in Vietnam, often after being held captive and... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in the Diocese of Thái Bình, Vietnam.

Catholic diocese in Vietnam builds new seminary amid rising vocations

Oct 2, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A diocese in northern Vietnam is expanding its seminary in response to an increasing number of priestly vocations.  Read more

Offical graphic from the 2008 episcopal consecration of Bishop Peter Nguyen Van Kham, who was recently appointed Bishop of My Tho. Photo courtesy of Bishop Nguyen.

Vietnamese bishop joyful to lead, evangelize new flock

Aug 4, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

The newly appointed Bishop of My Tho, Peter Nguyen Van Kham, has voiced enthusiasm for evangelizing and forming the faithful... Read more

A view of My Tho, Vietnam, of which Pierre Nguyen Van Kham was appointed bishop July 26, 2014.

Pope names new bishop for Vietnam's My Tho diocese

Jul 28, 2014

Pope Francis named Bishop Pierre Nguyen Van Kham, an auxiliary bishop of the Ho Chi Minh City archdiocese, to become... Read more

Procession in commemoration of the 117 Vietnamese Martyrs in Thailand.

Vietnamese Catholics commemorate 117 martyrs as models of faith

Nov 28, 2013

Vietnamese Catholics living in Thailand gathered on Nov. 17 to celebrate the witness of 117 canonized martyrs of their homeland.  Read more

Ted Bronson and Bishop Joseph Tri stand in front of a banner of Servant of God Fr. Vincent Capodanno in Vietnam, June 2013.

Navy chaplain honored in Vietnam despite Communist objections

Jun 29, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Joseph Chau Ngoc Tri of Da Nang recently organized and was present at a Mass in honor of Father... Read more


Vietnamese communist leader meets Pope for first time

Jan 22, 2013

Pope Benedict received in audience today the secretary general of Vietnam's Communist Party, discussing issues of interest to the Vatican... Read more

Bishop Paul Nguyên Thanh Hoan blesses the faithful at Our Lady of Tapao Shrine on July 13, 2009.

Veteran reconnects with Vietnamese priest he thought was dead

Dec 13, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

In 1968 Joe Mahoney was serving with the Marines in South Vietnam, where he met Father Paul Nguyen Thanh Hoan,... Read more

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David B. Shear.

Congressman wants ambassador to Vietnam fired over human rights issues

Jul 11, 2012

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has called for the firing of U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear, charging that he has... Read more