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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 Kottapuram

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Catholic Social Welfare Hospitals:
    2
  • Counseling centre:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    4
  • Home for the handicapped:
    2
  • Home for the mentally retarded:
    1
  • Homes for the Aged, Destitute:
    4
  • Hostels & Boarding:
    7
  • Orphanages:
    8
  • Rehabilitation centers:
    1
  • Retreat centre:
    2
  • Social work centres:
    14

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Basic Christian Community:
    Director: Father Jackson Valiaparambil
  • Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father Joy Kallarackal
  • Catechetical Apostolate:
    Director: Father Rocky Roby Kalathil
  • Corporate Educational Agency:
    General Manager: Msgr. SebastianKunnathur
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father Jackson Valiyaparambil
  • Kottapuram Integrated :
    Development Society (KIDS)
    Director: Father Johnson Panketh
  • Liturgical Commissions:
    Director: Father Nixon Kattassery
  • Pontifical Commissions:
    Director: Msgr. Sebastian Kunnathur
  • Vocations:
    Director: Father Joshy Kallarakal

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Altar Boys Association:
    Altar Boys Association
    Director: Father Augustine Nimesh Kattassery
  • Catholic Nurse's Guild:
    Director: Father Saju Kanichukunnath
  • Christian Life Community:
    Director: Father Roopesh Michael Kalathil
  • Franciscan Third Order:
    Director: Father Jackson Valiyaparambil
  • Kerala Catholic Students League:
    Director: Father Jamlal Sebastian Kuriappilly
  • Kerala Catholic Youth Movement:
    Director: Father Joy Kallarakal
  • Legion of Mary:
    Director: Father Thomas Padamattummel
  • Mother:
    Director: Father Shilju Nedumparambil
  • Pontifical Aid Society:
    Director: Msgr. Sebastian Kunnathur
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society:
    Director: Father Jackson Valyaparambil

Social Communications

  • Media Center:
    Samanwaya
    Director: Father Edwin Figarez
    Address: Vikas Albertine Animation Center, Kottapuram, Kerala, India-680 667
  • Printing press:
    1
  • Publication Monthly:
    Didimos (Diocesan Bulletin)

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Lower Primary Schools:
    32
  • Lower Primary Schools - Students:
    7,464
  • Nurseries:
    31
  • Nurseries - Students:
    2,975
  • Technical Training Schools:
    16
  • Technical Training Schools - Students:
    433
  • Colleges:
    4
  • Colleges - Students:
    828
  • High Schools:
    11
  • High Schools - Students:
    5,499
  • Upper Primary Schools:
    14
  • Upper Primary Schools- Students:
    4,906
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
    2
  • Higher Secondary Schools - Students:
    643
  • School of Nursing:
    1
  • School of Nursing - Students:
    116
  • Schools in Kottapuram diocese:
    111
  • Schools run by Women Religious:
    63

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