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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 Jammu-Srinagar

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Vicar General

Fr. Jose Vadakkel

Bishop's House, Jammu Cantt
Jammu, 80003, Jammu
Jammu and Kashmir, India

Phone: 0191 2430 083

Chancellor

Fr. Joshy Mathew

Financial Administrator

Fr. Santhosh Athickal

Secretary to the Bishop

Fr. Rudolf Rebello

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