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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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Eparchy of Pathanamthitta

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Syncellus

Msgr. Shaji Thomas Manikulam

Msgr. Joseph Kurumpileth

Bishop's House,
St. Peter's Junction,
689 645 Pathanamthitta

Phone: 0468 222 3200

Email: [email protected]

Protosyncellus

Msgr. Dr. Samuel Mar Irenios

Bishop's House,
St. Peter's Junction,
689 645 Pathanamthitta

Phone: 0468 222 3200

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. Geevarghese Chediath Malpan

Phone: 9495605495

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Fr. George Puthenvilayil

Judicial Vicar

Fr. Kuriakose Kuthineth

Secretary to the Bishop

Father Joel Poweth

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