St. Joseph Cathedral or Nhà thờ Lớn Hà Nội, Nhà thờ Chính tòa Thánh Giuse in Vietnamese is a Roman Catholic church and home to one of more than 2,000 parishes in Vietnam. Christianity has a long history in east Indochina, only a few decades younger than in the Philippines. But unlike Asia’s only primarily Christian country, Vietnam’s Catholic population accounts for only 7%.
This particular church used to hear mass in English but that was recently transferred to Cua Bac Church (Nhà thờ Cửa Bắc), just a few minutes away from St. Joseph; and by now, we should already know that nhà thờ means ‘church’.
St. Joseph Cathedral is located in Hoan Kiem district in the capital city Hanoi.