Nguyên Văn Nhon, Pierre
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: San Tommaso Apostolo
Native Country: Vietnam
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 14 February 2015
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Hanoi, Vietnam 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 1 April 2018

Pierre Nguyên Văn Nhon was born on 1 April 1938 in Da Lat, Vietnam. From 1958-1968 he studied philo- sophy and theology at Pius X Pontifical College in Ɖà Lat, and was ordained a priest on 21 December 1967. He then taught for four years at the Simon Ḥa Minor Seminary, before serving as rector of the Minh Ḥa Major Seminary from 1972-1975, followed by more than 15 years in ministry as parish priest of the cathedral, from 1975-1991. During the same period he also served as dean of the deaconry of Ɖà Lat and then as vicar general of the diocese for nearly 10 years. He was ordained a bishop on 3 December 1991, following his appointment as Coadjutor of Ɖà Lat. He became Bishop of Ɖà Lat on 23 March 1994, and held this position until 2013. During this period, within the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV), he presided over the Commission for the Laity from 1992-1995, participated in the Synod of Bishops for Asia in 1998, and served as deputy secretary general of the CBCV from 1998-2001. He was later elected president for two terms, from 2007-2013. He was appointed coadjutor of the Archdiocese of Hanoi on 22 April 2010, becoming Archbishop only several weeks later, following the resignation of Archbishop Joseph Ngô Quang Kiêt.