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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 Bongaigaon

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Vicar General

Fr. Michael Elango

Bishop's House
Post Box No- 10
Bongaigaon-783380, Assam

Phone: 9435561075

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. Nicholas Vallabhnath

Bishop's House
Post Box No- 10
Bongaigaon-783380, Assam

Phone: 9678579196

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Fr. Michael Elango

Bishop's House
Post Box No- 10
Bongaigaon-783380, Assam

Phone: 9435561075

Email: [email protected]

Judicial Vicar

Fr. Selvaraj Igantius

Bishop's House
Post Box No- 25
Bongaigaon-783380, Assam

Phone: 9435510719

Email: [email protected]ail.com

Secretary to the Bishop

Fr. Silbrius Kujur

Bishop's House
Post Box No- 10
Bongaigaon-783380, Assam

Email: [email protected]

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