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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 Jashpur

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Vicar General

Msgr. Sikander Kispotta

Bishop's House,
P.O. Kunkuri, 496225
Jashpur, Chhattisgarh, India

Phone: 09424182396

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. Sikander Kispotta

Bishop's House,
P.O. Kunkuri, 496225
Dist-Jashpur, Chhattisgarh, India

Phone: 09424182396

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Fr. Pradeep Tigga

Bishop's House,
P.O. Kunkuri, 496225
Dist-Jashpur, Chhattisgarh, India

Phone: 09407631010

Judicial Vicar

Fr. Ignace Tigga

Catholic Ashram Pharsakani
P.O. Barangjore -496225
Dist-Jashpur, Chhattisgarh, India

Phone: 07999627384

Secretary to the Bishop

Fr. Amit Kujur

Bishop's House,
P.O. Kunkuri, 496225
Dist-Jashpur, Chhattisgarh, India

Phone: 7354369213

Email: [email protected]

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