Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) - President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man on March 13 sent a letter of condolences to Archbishop of Hue Archdiocese Joseph Nguyen Chi Linh, who is also President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam and Bishop of Thanh Hoa Diocese over the recent passing of Archbishop Paul Bui Van Doc. 

The letter was also conveyed to the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City.

In his letter, Man wrote that Bui Van Doc, who was Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese, former President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, and Chairman of the conference’s Committee on the Doctrine of the Faith passed away at 22:15 on March 6 (Rome time), or at 4:15 on March 7 (Vietnam time). 

He expressed his most profound condolences to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, bishops, priests, members of the Vietnam Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City, Saint Joseph Seminary, and relatives of Paul Bui Van Doc. 

Man lauded the deceased Archbishop for his dedication to the Vietnam Catholic Church, the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City and Catholic followers.

He said Paul Bui Van Doc actively fostered the great national unity and the patriotic emulation campaigns of Catholic followers in general and the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City in particular in the spirit of the Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, the message of the 2010 Congress of the Vietnam Catholic Church and teachings of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.

The VFF Central Committee wished that the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam, dignitaries, priests and Catholic followers would continue upholding Paul Nguyen Van Doc’s good example and caring for the poor in service of the nation. -VNA