Two Vietnamese Jesuits ordained as deacons in Hungary

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Two Vietnamese Jesuits: Joseph Pham Dinh Ngoc, SJ and Joseph Tran Van Ngu, SJ, together with a diocesan seminarian, were ordained to the Diaconate by Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, on Saturday 11 December 2021, at the church of Saint Teresa of Avila in Budapest, Hungary.
Jesuit Communications

Jesuit Communications

Vietnam Province of the Society of Jesus

L-R: Rev Joseph Pham Dinh Ngoc, SJ, Rev Joseph Tran Van Ngu, SJ, and their Vietnamese friends

Joseph Tran Van Ngu, SJ, 34, was born in Nam Dinh Province. He is the eighth child in a family of 10 children. He lived in the Jesuit candidacy house from 2006 to 2010, while studying Information Technology at the University of Natural Sciences in Ho Chi Minh city. After 2-year novitiate formation, he took his First Vows in 2012. From 2012 to 2015, he studied philosophy at St Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate. He was sent to Hungary for 3-years Regency in 2015. He is currently pursuing his theology studies at the Sapientia College of Theology of Religious Orders in Budapest.

Joseph Pham Dinh Ngoc, SJ, 35, was born in the Mekong delta in 1986. After graduating from university, he was admitted to the Sacred Heart Novitiate in Thu Duc in 2011. After taking first vows, he studied philosophy at St Joseph Jesuit Scholasticate. In 2016 he was sent to Hungary for his 2-year regency. He is finishing theology studies at Sapientia College of Theology of Religious Orders.

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