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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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Sacred Heart Minor Seminary (1870)

Address
: Convent Square ,
  
Phone
: 0477-2241259
City
: Alappuzha
District
: Alappuzha Dt
State
: Kerala

Sacred Heart Minor Seminary (1994)

Address
: Mayithara Market PO ,
   Cherthala,
Phone
: 0478-2813458
City
: Alappuzha
District
: Alappuzha Dt
State
: Kerala

Seraphic College (1977)

Address
: Capuchin Ashram ,
   Alappuzha North,
City
: Alappuzha
District
: Alappuzha Dt
State
: Kerala

St Joseph s Carmelite Ashram & Philosophy College (1996)

Address
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Phone
: 0477-2273005
City
: Alappuzha
District
: Ambalapuzha Dt
State
: Kerala
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