Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On December 18, 2021, the Holy Father appointed as bishop of the diocese of Hung Hoá, Viêt Nam, the Reverend Dominic Hoang Minh Tien, of the clergy of the same diocese, until now vicar general.
Msgr. Dominc Hoang Minh Tien was born on 7 January 1969 in Bao Loc, in the diocese of Đà Lat. From 1992 to 1998 he received his philosophical and theological formation in Hô Chí Minh City. From 1998 to 2003 he worked in the bursar’s office, the bishopric and the parish of Thien Loc. From 2004 to 2006 he attended complementary courses in philosophy and theology in the Major Seminary of Sao Bien in Nha Trang. From 2007 to 2008 he studied pastoral theology at the East Asian Pastoral Institute of the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. From 2009 to 2012 he studied theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in the archdiocese of Philadelphia, United States of America, where he was awarded a Master of Arts in theology, specializing in ecclesiology.
He was ordained a priest on 14 February 2006 for the diocese of Hung Hoá.
After priestly ordination, first was first parish vicar of No Luc (2006-2007), then served at the diocesan bursar’s office (2012-2014). He was then secretary to the bishop and head of vocations/pre-seminarians (2012-2016); and diocesan bursar (2014-2020). Since 2012 he has served as president of the diocesan Commission for Vocations; since 2016, he has been responsible for major seminarians and from 2020 to the present, vicar general of the diocese of Hung Hoá and parish priest of Son Loc. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 20/12/2021)