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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 Vellore

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Vicar General

Rev. Msgr. I. John Robert

Bishop’s House
34 Officers’ line,P.B.NO. 107
Vellore - 632 001

Phone: 91-0416-2213066, 91-0416-2213066

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Rev. Fr. L. Ramesh

Financial Administrator

Rev. Fr. A. Kulandaesu

Judicial Vicar

Rev. Fr. A. J. Jagadish

Secretary to the Bishop

Rev. Fr. D. Maria Selvam

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