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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.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Kurnool

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Destitute Homes:
    2
  • Dispensaries:
    12
  • HIV/AIDS Care & Support Centres (Residential):
    2
  • Home based Community Care & Support Centres:
    4
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    1
  • Leprosarium:
    1
  • Mentally Retarded Homes:
    1
  • Nurseries:
    11
  • Orphanages/Boarding Homes:
    59 (Total Beneficiaries: 900)
  • Physically Handicapped Homes:
    2
  • Social Service Centres:
    9

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Bible
  • Commission for Liturgy and Catechetics
  • Commission for Youth
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue
  • Education Commission
  • Family Commission
  • Laity Commission

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Association
  • Christian Renewal Movement of India
  • Holy Childhood
  • Legion of Mary
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Young Christian Workers Movement

Social Communications

  • The diocese does not have a website
  • The diocese publishes a monthly Magazine called Kurnool Vani in English

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Secondary School:
    39
  • Secondary School - Students:
    10,476
  • Colleges:
    4
  • Colleges - Students:
    3,996
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    38
  • Pre-Primary Schools - Students:
    10,476
  • Primary School:
    39
  • Primary School - Students:
    26,736

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