The Most Venerable Thich Phuoc Hue OAM was ordained as a young monk at the age of 16 and fled Vietnam seeking religious freedom, along with many of his fellow citizens, and came to Australia. When he arrived in 1980 he was this nation’s first Vietnamese monk. He was someone who reminded us that as Australia is a multicultural community it is also a multi-faith community. He contributed greatly to the Vietnamese Buddhist community and made NSW his home. Thich Phuoc Hue was also a high ranking member and elder of the World Buddhist Sangha Council and the World Fellowship of Buddhists.