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Template:Vietnamese name Paul Joseph Phạm Đình Tụng (June 15, 1919 – February 22, 2009) (Vietnamese Phao-lô Giu-se Phạm Đình Tụng) was ordained to the priesthood on June 6, 1949. He was pastor of Hàm Long Parish, Hà Nôi City, 1950-1955. Superior of St. John Minor Seminary, Hà Nôi, 1955-1963; the Seminary was closed by the State authority in 1960 and never opened again. He was named Bishop of Bắc Ninh in 1963. He was appointed Archbishop of Hanoi in March 1994 and elevated to Cardinal in November 1994. He retired as Archbishop of Hanoi in 2005 and was succeeded by Archbishop Joseph Ngô Quang Kiêt.

Since nearly the very beginning of his religious life, he was under house arrest, unable to carry out his duties to the nearly 100 parishes under his jurisdiction.

He began to compile in lục bát the entire life of Jesus, the Gospels, Christian doctrine, and the commandments of God and the Church. He was created a Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Regina Pacis in Ostia Mare by John Paul II during the Consistory of November 26, 1994. He resigned the pastoral government of the archdiocese according to canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law on February 19, 2005. He died on 22 February 2009 aged 89.

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