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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 Kanjirapally

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges & Parallel college - Students:
    2755
  • Colleges & Parallel colleges:
    5
  • Engineering College:
    1
  • Engineering College - Students:
    510
  • High School - Students:
    25677
  • High Schools:
    36
  • Lower & Upper Primary Schools:
    80
  • Lower & Upper Primary Schools - Students:
    17051
  • Nurseries:
    130
  • Nurseries - Students:
    5678
  • Nursing College - Students:
    354
  • Nursing Colleges:
    7
  • Schools in Kanjirapalli diocese:
    62
  • Schools run by Lay People:
    2
  • Schools run by Men Religious:
    10
  • Schools run by Women Religious:
    34
  • Technical Training institutions:
    3
  • Technical Training institutions - Students:
    125

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Counseling Centers:
    4
  • Home for the Aged:
    17
  • Home for the Handicapped:
    3
  • Hospice:
    5
  • Hospitals & Dispensaries:
    18
  • Hostels and Boarding:
    39
  • Orphanages:
    23

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father J. Mathew Parappallil
  • Commission for Ecumenism & Dialogue:
    Director: Father Mathew Paikatt
  • Corporate Educational Agency:
    Director: Father Thomas Ettolil
  • Department of Catechism:
    Director: Father Jose Pulickal
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father Thomas Thekkemury
  • Pastoral Centre:
    Director: Father Mathew Paikatt
  • Social Action:
    Director: Father Hubby Mathew, Father Thomas Mattumundayil
  • Vocation Bureau:
    Director: Father Thomas Kunnathupurayidom

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Women:
    Director: Father Thomas Thekkemury
  • Cherupushpa Mission League & Altar Boys:
    Director: Father Jose Pulickal
  • Dalit Catholic Maha Sabha:
    Director: Father Jose Edathinakam
  • Holy Childhood:
    Director: Father Antony Maniangatt
  • Indian Farmers:
    Director: Father Joseph Kollamparampil
  • Jesus Youth & Christeen:
    Director: Father Jose Edathinakam
  • Kerala Catholic Bishops:
    Director: Father Thomas Thekkemury
  • Kerala Catholic Youth Movement:
    Director: Father Sebastian Kaippanplackal
  • Madhya Virudha Samithi:
    Director: Father Sebastian Vechookkarottu
  • Marian Pro-Life Movement:
    Director: Father Thomas Thekkemury
  • Mariyan Singles:
    Director: Father Thomas Thekkemury
  • Pithruvedi:
    Director: Father Thomas Thekkemury
  • Propagation of Faith & Little Way Association:
    Director: Father Mathew Paikatt
  • Renewal Programme:
    Director: Father Mathew Parappallil
  • Society of Vincent De Paul:
    Director: Father Mathew Paikatt

Social Communications

  • Media Center:
    Director: Father Sebastian Kidangathazhe
    Address: Amala Communications, Kanjirapally, India
    Phone: +91 4828 203039, 206209
  • Printing press:
    1
  • Publication, Monthly:
    Prathyasayude Jeevadooth

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