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Explore South Asia's ancient dioceses

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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

St. Thomas the Apostle, who is believed to have arrived on Kerala’s Malabar Coast in 52 AD, is considered the father of the Catholic faith in India.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when European missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The history of a few ancient dioceses in Asia can be dated back to 13th century pre-Portuguese mission expeditions.

Find out the oldest diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Zhengding

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  • Clinic 3:
    Hebei Faith Press
    Address: 3 Wuqi Road, Shijiazhuang, Hebei
    Postal code: 050061
    Tel.: 86-311-6833096
    Fax.: 86-311-6831829
    Website: www.chinacatholic.org

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    Jinde Charities
    Address: 3 Wuqi Road, Shijiazhuang, Hebei
    Postal code: 050061
    Tel.: 86-311-6851454
    Website: www.jinde.org

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