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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.

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Diocese of San Carlos

Diocese of San Carlos

In a land area of 3,041 square kilometers, the Diocese of San Carlos occupies a territory on the northeastern part of Negros

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Diocese of Ootacamund

Diocese of Ootacamund

The diocese stretches over a land area of 7,312 square kilometers. Ooty is the largest town in the

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Archdiocese of Madurai

Archdiocese of Madurai

The archdiocesan territory covers a land area of 8,910 square kilometers, and includes the civil districts of Madurai, Theni and

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