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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 Verapoly

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Vicar General

Rev. Msgr. Mathew Kallinkal

Rev. Msgr. Mathew Elanjimattam

Archbishop's House,
Kochi-682 031,
Kerala, India

Phone: 0484 2369542, 0484 2372892

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Rev. Fr. Ebigin Arackal

Phone: 0484 2369642

Financial Administrator

Rev. Fr. Peter Kochuveettil

Judicial Vicar

Rev. Fr. Francis D’Silva

Secretary to the Archbishop

Rev. Fr. Leneesh Jose Manakkil

Phone: 0484 2360988

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