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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.

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Diocese of Nagoya

Diocese of Nagoya

In a land area of 28,418 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers Aichi, Gifu, Ishikawa, Fukui and Toyama

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Diocese of Jaipur

Diocese of Jaipur

Jaipur diocese is in the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is the state capital. The diocese's land area of 129,060

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Apostolic Administration of Harbin

Apostolic Administration of Harbin

As per the Open Church structure, Harbin diocese covers the whole province of Heilongjiang in northeastern China, with a land

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