Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hanoi

The Archdiocese of Hanoi (Latin: Archidioecesis Hanoiensis, Vietnamese: Giao Tong Phan Ha Noi ) is a location in Vietnam Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic church located in Hanoi.


The Archdiocese of Hanoi was built in 1659 by Pope Alexander VII of cessions of territory of the Diocese of Macao as a Vicariate Apostolic of Tonkin. On July 24, 1678 the Vicariate Apostolic of Tonkin was divided into the Apostolic Vicariate Osttonking and Westtonking. On 3 December 1924, the renamed Vicariate Apostolic Hanoi took place. The Apostolic Vicariate of Hanoi was born on November 24, 1960 by Pope John XXIII. charged with the Apostolic Constitution Venerabilium Nostrorum to an archbishopric.

Since 1976, all archbishops of Hanoi were created cardinals, so that Hanoi is considered to be traditionally associated with the cardinal bishopric.


Vicars Apostolic of Tonkin

  • François Pallu MEP, 1658-1678

Vicars Apostolic of Western Tonkin

  • François Pallu MEP, 1678-1679
  • Jacques de Bourges MEP, 1679-1714
  • Edmond Bélot MEP, 1714-1717
  • François -Gabriel Guisain MEP, 1718-1723
  • Louis Neez MEP, 1738-1764
  • Bertrand Reydellet MEP, 1764-1780
  • Jean Davoust MEP, 1780-1789
  • Jacques- Benjamin Longer MEP, 1789-1831
  • Joseph -Marie- Pélagie Havard MEP, 1831-1838
  • Saint Pierre Dumoulin - Borie MEP, 1838-1838
  • Pierre -André Retord MEP, 1838-1858
  • Charles -Hubert Jeantet MEP, 1858-1866
  • Joseph -Simon Theurel MEP, 1866-1868
  • Paul -François Puginier MEP, 1868-1892
  • Pierre -Jean -Marie Gendreau MEP, 1892-1924

Vicars Apostolic of Hanoi

  • Pierre -Jean -Marie Gendreau MEP, 1924-1935
  • François Chaize MEP, 1935-1949
  • Joseph Marie Trinh Nhu Khue, 1950-1960

Archbishops of Hanoi

  • Trinh Nhu Khue Cardinal Joseph Marie, 1960-1978
  • Joseph -Marie Cardinal Trinh Van Can, 1978-1990 Paul Joseph Phạm Đình Tung, 1990-1994 ( Apostolic Administrator )