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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.

Find out which is the first diocese in India here.

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Apostolic Vicariate of Quetta

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Activities and Organizations

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • none

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High Schools:
    6
  • High Schools - Students:
    6765
  • Primary Schools:
    1
  • Primary Schools - Students:
    79
  • Montessori / Nurseries:
    7
  • Montessori / Nurseries - Students:
    1326

Catholic Social Welfare

  • none

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Caritas Pakistan Quetta :
    Phone: +92 81-2821897
    Phone: +92 333-7811531 (mobile)
    Email: [email protected]
  • Catholic Women Organization:
    Phone: +92 342 8069173 (mobile)
    Email: [email protected]
    Address: Good Shepherd Convent
    c/o St. Pius Church
    P.O Box 297
    Samungli Road
    Quetta, Pakistan
  • National Commission for Justice and Peace:
    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: + 92 81-2839079
  • There are four committees which organize Church activities. About 20 Catholics are working in the following three church commissions.

Social Communications

  • none

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