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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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Archdiocese of Ranchi

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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Men - Brothers

  • Brothers of Charity : F.C.
  • Franciscan Missionary Brothers : C.M.S.F.
  • Marianists, Society of Mary :S.M.
  • Missionaries of Charity : M.C.
  • Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel :S.G.

Religious Institutes of Men - Priests

  • Carmelite Fathers : O.C.D.
  • Christian Doctrine Fathers : C.D.F.
  • Claretian Missionaries
  • Indian Missionary Society : I.M.S.
  • Pallotine Fathers, The society of the Catholic Apostolate : SAC
  • Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions : P.I.M.E.
  • Society of Don Bosco : S.D.B.
  • Society of Jesus : S.J.
  • Society of Pilar : S.F.X.
  • Society of St. Paul :S.S.P.
  • The Third Order of Friars Minor Capuchins : O.F.M. Cap
  • Third Order Regular of St. Francis Asisi : T.O.R.

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Adorers of the Blood of Christ :A.S.C.
  • Apostolic Carmel : A.C.
  • Carmelite Missionaries : C.M.
  • Carmelite Sisters of St. Teresa : C.S.S.T
  • Clarissan Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament : C.M.B.S.
  • Congregation of Samaritan Sisters : C.S.S.
  • Congregation of Terecian Carmelites : C.T.C.
  • Congregation of the Holy Family : C.H.F.
  • Congregation of the Mother of Carmel : C.M.C.
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul : D.C.
  • Daughters of Mary Immaculate (Marianist Sisters) : DMI
  • Daughters of St. Anne, Ranchi :D.S.A.
  • Disciples of Jesus : D.J.
  • Franciscan Claret Congregation : F.C.C.
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Mary : F.M.M.
  • Institute of Clarist Franciscan Missionaries of the Most Blessed Sacrament : C.F.M.S.S
  • Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters) : I.B.V.M.
  • Medical Sisters of Third Order Regular of St. Frances of Assisi :O.S.F.
  • Missionaries of Charity : M.C.
  • Missionary Sisters of Jesus the Eternal Priest : M.G.E.S.
  • Missionary Sisters of Mary Help of Christians : M.S.M.H.C.
  • Missionary Sisters of Queen of Apostles : S.R.A.
  • Oblate Di Nazareth : O.D.N.
  • Oblate Di San Luigi : O.S.L.
  • Oblates Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary :O.I.H.M.
  • Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ : P.H.J.C
  • Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco : F.M.A.
  • Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary : S.C.J.M.
  • Sisters of Charity of Nazareth : S.C.N
  • Sisters of Charity of Saints Bartolomea Capitanio and Vincenza Gerosa :S.C.C.G.
  • Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul :S.C.V.
  • Sisters of Mary Immaculate : S.M.I.
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross : S.C.S.C.
  • Sisters of Ministers of the Sick of St. Camillus (Camillian Sisters) : C.S.
  • Sisters of Notre Dame : S.N.D.
  • Sisters of Sacred Heart :S.S.H.
  • Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo : S.C.B.
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny : S.J.C.
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition : S.J.A.
  • Sisters of the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament : S.A.B.S.
  • Sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany : B.S
  • Society of Catholic Medical Medical Missionaries : S.C.M.M.
  • Society of Jesus, Mary and Joseph :J.M.J.
  • Ursuline Sistes of Tildonk : O.S.U.

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