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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 Chikmagalur

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Vicar General

Rev. Msgr. Ronald Cardoza

St. Anthony's Church,
N.R. Circle, Hassan- 573 201

Phone: 9448214296

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. Felix Thomas Rosario

Jyothinilaya, Jyothinagara Post,
Chikkamagaluru-577 102

Phone: 9448775487

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Fr. Felix Thomas Rosario

Jyothinilaya, Jyothinagara Post,
Chikkamagaluru-577 102

Phone: 9448775487

Email: [email protected]

Secretary to the Bishop

Fr. Denzil Christopher Lobo

Jyothinilaya, Jyothinagara Post,
Chikkamagaluru-577 102

Phone: 9916268672

Email: [email protected]

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