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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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Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore

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Vicar General

Rev. Fr. J Maria Amalaraj

Rev. Fr. Stanley Sebastian

Archbishop's House,
41 San Thome High Road,
600004, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Phone: 044 2464 1102

Chancellor

Rev. Fr. K J Varghese Rozario

Phone: 9884598808

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Rev. Fr. Stephen Balasamy

Judicial Vicar

Rev. Fr. T Anthoniraj

Secretary to the Bishop

Rev. Fr. Patrick Paul

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