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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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Eparchy of Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon

Father Varghese Vinayanand Vekkal, O.I.C.
Father Varghese Vinayanand Vekkal, O.I.C.
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Father Varghese Vinayanand Vekkal, O.I.C.
Bishop's House, J. Block 61-62 Paryavaran Complex, Ignou Road, Neb Saral, New Delhi-110068, India
(011)2953.6525
Fax :(011)2953.6525

On August 28, 2021, Father Varghese Vinayanand Vekkal, O.I.C. was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of Eparchy of Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon.

Father Varghese Vinayanand Vekkal ceased on 30 June 2022.
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