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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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Archdiocese of Trivandrum (Latin)

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Vicar General

Rev. Msgr. Eugine H. Pereira

Latin Archbishop's House,
Vellayambalam, Trivandrum
695 003, Kerala, India

Phone: +91 471-2724001

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Rev. Dr. Edison

Phone: 91 9961192889

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Father Gladin Alex

Phone: 9447304901

Email: [email protected]

Judicial Vicar

Father Hyacinth M. Nayakam, D.C.L

Phone: 9447963318

Email: [email protected]

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