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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 Palghat

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Vicar General

Msgr. Joseph Chittilappilly

Bishop's House,
Vennakara, P.B. 4, Noorani
678004, Palakkad, Kerala

Phone: 0491 2504 583

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. Dr. Peter Kochupurakkal

Financial Administrator

Fr. Joshy Pulikkottil

Judicial Vicar

Fr. Peter Kochupurackal

Secretary to the Bishop

Fr. Jibin Pulivelil

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