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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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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers, hostels for youth:
    15 (for boys: 6, for girls: 9)
  • Clinics and dispensaries:
    18 (59130 people were assisted in the year 2008)
  • Orphanages:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Biblical Commission:
    In-charge: Father Emil Minj OPraem
  • Catechetical Commission:
    In-charge: Father Emil Minj OPraem
  • Commission for Education:
    In-charge: Father William Suring SJ
  • Commission for Faith Formation:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Commission for Formation of Seminarians:
    In-charge: Father Arvind Barla
  • Commission for Land and Legal Matters:
    In-charge: Father Anil Kumar Horo
  • Commission for Liturgy:
    In-charge: Father Louis Topno
  • Commission for Mother Child Health Care:
    In-charge: Sister Virginia Lugun, dsa
  • Commission for Pontifical Mission Organizations:
    In-charge: (Not yet appointed)
  • Commission for Social Communication:
    In-charge: Father Emil Minj OPraem
  • Commission for Vocations:
    In-charge: Father Arvind Barla
  • Commission for Youth Apostolate:
    In-charge: Father Benedict Barla
  • Diocesan Priest:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Ecumenism:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Eucharistic Crusade:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Family Comission:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Holy Childhood:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Lok Nirman Netritwa (LNN, Human Development Leadership):
    In-charge: Father Victor Surin SJ
  • Pontifical Societies:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Propagation of Faith:
    In-charge: Father James Dhan
  • Social Works:
    In-charge: Father Emil Minj OPraem

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Sabha:
    Spiritual Adviser: Father Louis Topno
    President: Mr. Francis Xavier Barla
    Secretary: Mr. Samuel Soy
  • Christian Living Community (CLC):
    Convenor: Father Augustine Kujur SJ
  • Crus Vir (Eucharistic Crusade):
    Convenor: Father James Dhan
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
    Spiritual Adviser: Father James Dhan
  • Victor Surin SJ:
    Mahila Sangh
    Spiritual Adviser: Father
    President: Mrs. Grace Bhengra
    Secretary: Mrs. Magdali Orea

Social Communications

  • Newsletters:
    1 (Joar)

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Women Development Center (Vocational Training):
    1
  • Colleges :
    1
  • Colleges - Students:
    3,000
  • Grihini Training School (for girls):
    1
  • Grihini Training School (for girls) - Students:
    31
  • Middle Schools (with primary school):
    39
  • Middle Schools (with primary school) - Students:
    13,845
  • Pre-Primary schools:
    13
  • Pre-Primary schools - Students:
    534
  • Primary School:
    17
  • Primary School - Students:
    1,235
  • Secondary Schools (Hindi medium):
    13
  • Secondary Schools (Hindi medium) - Students:
    7,654
  • Typing Schools:
    3
  • Typing Schools - Students:
    109

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