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Explore the Oldest Dioceses in South Asia

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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Ecclesiastical / Formation Centres

St Joseph s Convent (1991)

Address
: Provincial House ,
  , Digha Ghat PO
Phone
: 0612-2560267
City
: Patna
District
: Patna Dt
State
: Bihar
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St Mary s Minor Seminary

Address
: Chakaram ,
   SK Nagar,
Phone
: 0612-2533083
City
: Patna
District
: Patna Dt
State
: Bihar

Xavier Teachers Training Institute (1960)

Address
: , Digha Ghat PO
Phone
: 0612-2560883
City
: Patna
District
: Patna Dt
State
: Bihar
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