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With an area of 30, 664 square kilometers, the diocese covers Bijnor district in Uttar Pradesh and districts of Pauri, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Tehri, Uttarkashi and part of Haridwar in Uttarakhand. Bijnor and Haridwar are the biggest towns in the...
The old diocese of Mylapore was erected by Pope Paul V on Jan. 9, 1606. The vicariate apostolic of Madras was created on July 4, 1832, and confirmed on April 25, 1834 which was raised to an archepiscopal See on Sept. 1, 1886. The diocese of Mylapore from the very beginning was under the Portuguese...

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