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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 Kalyan

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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Men

  • Carmelites of Mary Immaculate :CMI
  • Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament :MCBS
  • Society of St. Thomas Apostle :MST
  • Vincentian Congregation :VC

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Congregation of the Holy Family :CHF
  • Congregation of the Mother of Carmel :CMC
  • Congregation of the Preshitharam Sisters :C.P.S.
  • Congregation of the Sisters of Charity :CSC
  • Daughters of Divine Providence :DDP
  • Daughters of Presentation of Mary in the Temple :DPM
  • Daughters of Sacred Heart of Jesus :DSHJ
  • Daughters of St. Mary of Leuca :DML
  • Daughters of St. Thomas :DST
  • Deen Bandu Samaj :DBS
  • Franciscan Clarist Congregation :FCC
  • Franciscan Handmaids of The Good Shepherd :FHGS
  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Seared Heart :FMSH
  • Franciscan Sisters of Dillingen :OSF
  • Little Sisters of Mother of Sorrows :LSMS
  • Medical Sisters of St. Joseph :MSJ
  • Missionaries of Charity :MC
  • Missionary Sisters of Mary Immaculate :MSMI
  • Missionary Sisters of Mother Mary :MSMM
  • Sacred Heart Congregation :SH
  • School Sisters of St. Francis :SSSF
  • Secular Institutes :Apostolic Oblates Secular Institute
  • Secular Institutes :Ancillae Secular Institute
  • Sisters of Adorers of the Blood of Christ :ASC
  • Sisters of Mary Mediatrix
  • Sisters of Mount Calvary :SMC
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Saint Marc :SJSM
  • Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament :SABS
  • Sisters of The Destitute :S.D.
  • Sisters of The Poor of St. Catherine of Sienna :SDP
  • Snehagiri Missionary Sisters :SMS
  • Society of Nirmala Dasikal :SND

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