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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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Diocese of Oita

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Colleges:
    4
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    23
  • Secondary School:
    2

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Homes for the elderly:
    4
  • Medical services:
    1
  • Orphanages, facilities for children:
    17
  • Social welfare facilities:
    9

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Chancery Office:
    Address: 3-7-30, Chuomachi, Oita, OITA
    870-0035, Japan
    Phone: +81-97 532-3397
    Fax: +81-97 538-6287
    Email: [email protected]

Social Communications

  • Publication:
    Kodama: Katorikku Oita Kyoku Ho

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