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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.

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Diocese of Bongaigaon

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Dispensaries:
    14
  • Homes for the disabled:
    1
  • Homes for the elderly:
    1
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Socio-economic centers:
    6

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Bongaigaon Gana Seva Society:
    Address: Kharijhja Dolaigaon
    Post Box No. 43
    Bongaigaon - 783 380, Assam, India
    Email: [email protected]

Social Communications

  • Monthly Magazine:
    Voice of Bongaigaon (English)
  • The Communications center :
    Father Johney Kochukulathinkal
    Address: Catholic Church Barama
    Barama - 781 346
    Dt. Baksa,
    BTAD Assam
    India

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    1
  • Higher Secondary Schools-Students :
    Not available
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    44
  • Pre-Primary Schools-Students :
    27,575
  • Secondary School:
    3
  • Secondary School-Students :
    600

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • BCC:
    Linesh Chacko
  • Bible:
    Sushil Kindo
  • Catechesis:
    Father Rodai Bodo Narzary
  • Communication & Media :
    Father Johney Kochukulathinkal
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue :
    Father Joseph K.A
  • Education:
    Father Michael Elango
  • Family & Laity :
    Sr. Regi, CSN
  • Health:
    Sr. Annette, OSA
  • Justice, Peace & Development:
    Father Joseph K.A
  • Liturgy:
    Father Paresh Brahma
  • Vocation & Formation:
    Father Thomas D’silva
  • Women :
    Sr. Mary Hasda MSMHC
  • Youth:
    Father Ronesh Narzary, MSFS

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