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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 Dindigul

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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Men

  • Brothers of St. Michael :BSM
  • Claretian Missionaries :CMF
  • De La Salle Brothers :FSC
  • Fathers of the Holy Cross :CSC
  • Marist Brothers :FMS
  • Missionaries of Saint Francis De Sales :MSFS
  • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart :MSC
  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate :OMI
  • Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) :OFM
  • Order of Friars Minor Capuchins :OFM Cap
  • Salesians of Don Bosco :SDB
  • Society of Brothers of St. Patrick :FSP
  • Society of Jesus :SJ
  • St. John of God Brothers

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Congregation of Teresian Carmelite :CTC
  • Congregation of the Immaculate Conception :CIC
  • Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca :DML
  • Franciscan Clarist Sisters of the Most Blessed Sacrament
  • Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Bon Secours :FBS
  • Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph :FSJ
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary :FIHM
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Presentation of Mary :FSPM
  • Hospitaller Sisters of Mercy :HSM
  • Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate :MSI
  • Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary :ICM
  • Order of the Servants of Mary (Servites) :OSM
  • Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco :FMA
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross - Hazaribagh :SCSC
  • Sisters of St. Anne - Bangalore :SAB
  • Sisters of St. Anne - Madhavaram :SSA
  • Sisters of St. Anne - Trichy :SAT
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny :SJC
  • Sisters of the Cross of Chavanod :SCC
  • Sisters of the Holy Cross of Menzingen :OSF
  • Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus :SSHJ
  • Society of Jesus Mary Joseph :JMJ

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