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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.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Kurnool

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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Men

  • Brothers of the Sacred Hear of Jesus : SHJ
  • Claretian Missionaries : CMF
  • Franciscan Missionary Brothers : CMSF
  • Heralds of Good News : HGN
  • Holy Spirit Fathers : OSS
  • Malabar Missionary Brothers : MMB
  • Missionaries of Faith : MF
  • Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales : MSFS
  • Order of Carmelites : O.CARM
  • Order of Discalced Carmelites : OCD
  • Order of Friars Minor : OFM
  • Order of Friars Minor Capuchins : OFM, Cap
  • Precious Blood Missionaries :CPPS
  • Salesians of Don Bosco : SDB
  • Society of Jesus :SJ
  • Society of Montfort Missionaries : SMM
  • Vincentian Congregation : VC

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Adorers of the Blood of Christ : ASC
  • Congregation of Mother of Carmel : CMC
  • Congregation of Teresian Carmellites : CTC
  • Congregation of the catechist sisters of St. Ann : CSA
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul : DC
  • Daughters of Mary Help of Christians : FMA
  • Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy : FDM
  • Daughters of St. Francis De Sales : DSFS
  • Deena Sevana Sabha : DSS
  • Discalced nuns of the order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel : OCD
  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart : FMSH
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary : FIHM
  • Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus : ACI
  • Holy Spirit Sisters : OSS
  • Missionaries of Charity : MC
  • Missionary Sisters of Good News : MSGN
  • Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians : MSMHC
  • Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate : MSI
  • Order of the most Holy Saviour of the St. Bridget (BRIDGETTINES) : O.Ss.S
  • Preshitharam Sisters : CPS
  • Salesian Missionaries of Mary Immaculate : SMMI
  • Servants of Mary : SM
  • Sisters of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament : SABS
  • Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul : SCV
  • Sisters of Our Lady of Fatima : FS
  • Sisters of St. Ann : SAS-Luzern
  • Sisters of St. Anne : CSSA
  • Sisters of St. Anne of Providence : SAP
  • Sisters of St. Anne, Bangalore : SAB
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Chamberry : CSSJ
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny : SJC
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons : SJL
  • Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph : JMJ
  • Society of St. Anne :SSA
  • St. Joseph of Tarbes : SBT
  • The Society of Arogya Matha : AMC

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