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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 Chikmagalur

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Ecclesiastical / Formation Centres

Montfort Novitiate Sneha Bhavan (1993)

Address
: Montfort Estate ,
  , Kanathi PO
Phone
: 08262-253028
City
: Chikmagalur
District
: Chikmagalur Dt
State
: Karnataka

St.Joseph Minor Seminary(1982)

Address
: Jyothi Nilaya ,
  ,Joythi nagar p.o
Phone
: 08262-221444
City
: Chikmagalur
District
: Chikmagalur Dt
State
: Karnataka
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