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Explore the Oldest Dioceses in South Asia

Cardinal Cheong

The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Sivagangai

Diocese of Sivagangai

The roots of Christianity in the diocese appear to go back to the times of St. Thomas and St. Francis Xavier. Tradition at

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Apostolic Prefecture of Yixian

Apostolic Prefecture of Yixian

The Apostolic Prefecture of Yixian is a Latin Catholic missionary pre-diocesan jurisdiction in the PR China,

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Diocese of Qichun

Diocese of Qichun

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Qizhou/Kichow/Qichun is a diocese located in the city of Qizhou in

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