13 May 2012

Bishop Nguyên Van Thien Died (Emeritus of Vinh Long)

Bishop Antoine Nguyên Van Thien, Bishop Emeritus of Vinh Long, Viêt Nam, has died.

He was 106 years old and had served as a priest for 80 years and as a bishop for 51 years. He was the world's old living bishop. He also attended all 4 sessions of the Second Vatican Council.

May he rest in peace.

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