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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.

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Diocese of Aizawl

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High School Students:
  • High Schools:
  • Higher Secondary School Students:
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
  • Middle School Students:
  • Middle Schools:
  • Primary School Students:
  • Primary Schools:

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    7: Bethany Health Centre, Sihphir, India
    Bethany Health Centre, Mamit, India
    Bethany Health Centre, Kolasib, India
    M.C. Dispensary, Kolasib, India
    St. Peter's Dispensary, Chhingchhip, India
    St. Charles Dispensary, Hnahthial, India
    M.C. Dispensary, Silchar, India
  • Elderly homes :
    1: Old age home, c/o Missionaries of Charity, Kolasib, India
  • Youth centers:
    1: Catholic Youth centre, Ramthar, India
  • Youth hostels:

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible, Catechetical, Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Lalbiakthanga
  • Ecumenism/Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Mr. Bernard Thangtinliana
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father Balthasar
  • Evangelisation:
    In-Charge: Sr. Juliet, MSMHC
  • Family:
    In-Charge: Father K.M. Arulappan
  • Health:
    In-Charge: Father Thomas Arthasseril
  • Laity:
    In-Charge: Father S. Michael
  • Prison Ministry:
    In-Charge: Mrs. Marlene Lalhmingsangi
  • Public relations:
    In-Charge: Father Augustine Lalbiaksanga
  • Social communication:
    In-Charge: Father Harry D'Silva, CSC
  • Social Service:
    In-Charge: Father Rayer (Barak Valley Region), Father Lawrence Kenney (Mizoram region)
  • Vocation promotion:
    In-Charge: Father Andrew Lalbiakfela
  • Women:
    In-Charge: Sr. Rose, MSMHC
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Lalbiakthanga

Social Communications

  • Monthly Magazine:
    The diocese publishes a monthly Magazine, Shalom, in the Mizo language and an English-language newsletter, Flash.
  • Social Communication Commission:
    Father Harry D'Silva, CSC
    Email: [email protected]
    Public relations officer: Father Augustine Lalbiaksanga

    Address: Bishop's House, Ramthar Veng, P.B. No. 45, Aizawl - 796 001, Mizoram, India
    Email: [email protected]

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