X

Explore the Oldest Dioceses in South Asia

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.

Support our Asian Catholic Dioceses Directory now.

Support Asian Catholic Dioceses Directory
Support Asian Catholic Dioceses Directory
www.ucanews.com

Diocese of Purnea

Report An Error
Statistics

Catholic Population

  • Baptized Catholics 30,242
  • Non-Christians 11,208,258

Diocesan and Religious Priests

  • Diocesan priests 44
  • Religious priests 15

Religious Brothers, Sisters

  • Religious Brothers 5
  • Religious Sisters 86

Lay Missionaries, Catechists

  • Lay missionaries 2
  • Catechists 54

Seminaries, Houses of Formation

  • Seminaries 1
  • Houses of Formation

Ecclesiastical Units

  • Parishes 17
  • Sub-parishes/centers

Help us improve the Asian Catholic Dioceses Directory

Support Asian Catholic Dioceses Directory
Support Asian Catholic Dioceses Directory
UCA News
Union des Nouvelles Catholiques Asiatiques (UCA News, UCAN)
31 Avenue de Ségur
75007 Paris.
CONTACT US
Union of Catholic Asian News Limited
P.O. Box 69626,
Kwun Tong,
Hong Kong
[email protected]