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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 Kumbakonam

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Vicar General

Msgr. A. Amirthasamy

Bishop's House, P. B. No. 3,
Kumbakonam 612 001, India

Phone: 91 0435 2432232, 2421525

Chancellor

Fr. S. Joseph Arokiaraj

Phone: 91 0435 2421069

Financial Administrator

Fr. P. Singarayar

Phone: 91 0435 2402388

Secretary to the Bishop

Fr. S. Arun Patrick Xavier

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