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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 Amravati

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Vicar General

Msgr. A.J. Ramsheen

Bishop's House, Amravati Camp
444602, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Phone: 0721 2663 171

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. John Matthew

Financial Administrator

Fr. Oneil Gonsalves

Secretary to the Bishop

Adv Sr. Nirmala Quadros SCC

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