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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 Shimoga

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Religious Institutes of Women

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  • Carmelite Sisters of St. Theresa :CSST
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul :DC
  • Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy :FDM
  • Dominican Sisters of the Presentation :OP
  • Franciscan Sisters of Mary :FMM
  • Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa :MC
  • Missionary Sisters of the Queen of Apostles :SRA
  • Missionary Sisters Servant of the Holy Spirit :SSpS
  • Sisters of Charity of B. Capitanio and V. Gerosa :SCCG
  • Sisters of St. Anne :SAB
  • Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo :SCB
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Chambery :CSSJ
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Tarbes :SJT
  • Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel :AC
  • Sisters of the Immaculate Conception :CIC
  • Society of Apostolic Life (International Medical Association) :IMA
  • Ursuline Franciscan Sisters of Mangalore :UFS
  • Ursuline Sisters of Mary Immaculate (1989) :UMI
  • Ursuline Sisters of Pune :SU

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