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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 Nongstoin

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Higher Secondary School - Students:
  • Higher Secondary Schools:
  • Pre-primary School - Students:
  • Pre-primary Schools:
  • Primary School - Students:
  • Primary Schools:
  • Secondary School - Students:
  • Secondary Schools:

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centres for family apostolate:
  • Hospitals and Dispensaries:
  • Socio-economic centres:

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible Commission:
    Person Responsible: Father Roland Lyngdoh
  • Education:
    Person Responsible: Father Anselm Nonglang
    Email: [email protected]
  • Evangelisation:
    Person Responsible: Father Herodest Lyngdoh
  • Faith Formation:
    Person Responsible: Sr. Carmen Sancho, MCJ
    Email: [email protected]
  • Laity:
    Person Responsible: Father Wilfred Kharpuri, SJ
  • Media and Communication:
    Person Responsible: Father Cosmos Jyrwa
    Email: [email protected]
  • Men Commission:
    Person Responsible: Anselm Nonglang
    Email: [email protected]
  • Small Christian Community:
    Person Responsible: Father Cosmos Jyrwa
    Email: [email protected]
  • Social Service Society:
    Person Responsible: Father Richard Iawphniaw
  • Vocation:
    Person Responsible: Father Gaspar Wahlang
  • Women Commission:
    Person Responsible: Mrs. Icylda Nongrum
  • Youth Commission:
    Person Responsible: Father Venky Kharsyiemiong
    Email: [email protected]

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Seng Kynnah (Association of Children)
  • Seng Kynthei (Association of Catholic Women)
  • Seng Rangbah (Association of Catholic Men)
  • Seng Samla (Association of Catholic Youth)

Social Communications

  • Social Communication Commission:
    Father Cosmos Jyrwa is in charge of the Social Communication Commission
    Address: Bishop's House
    Nongstoiñ - West Khasi Hills
    Meghalaya, India
    Email: [email protected]

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