Bishop Vincent Long OFMConv DD left Vietnam as a boat person in 1980 and came to Australia in 1981 after a period in a refugee camp. He later became a Conventual Franciscan. After his priestly ordination, he was sent to Rome for further studies and was awarded a licentiate in Christology and Spirituality from the Pontifical Faculty of St Bonaventure. He was appointed an auxiliary bishop in Melbourne in 2011. In 2016, he was installed as the fourth Bishop of Parramatta. Nationally, he serves as Chair of the Bishops’ Commission for Social Justice, Service and Mission.