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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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Diocese of Phan Thiet

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

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Catholic Social Welfare

  • Home for retired clergy:
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  • Centers for migrant workers, students:
  • Clinics and dispensaries:
  • Homes for elderly and disabled:
  • Homes for mental patients:
  • Houses for orphans:

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organization

  • Clergy and Seminarians:
    In-Charge: Father Peter Nguyen Thien Cung
  • Holy Music and Arts:
    In-Charge: Father Peter Nguyen Van Quang
  • Charitable and Social Actions:
    Charitable and Social Actions
    In-Charge: Father Peter Nguyen Dinh Sang
  • Culture :
    In-Charge: Father Augustine Nguyen Van Lac
  • Doctrine of Faith:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Ho Si Huu
  • Evangelization:
    In-Charge: Father Francis Xavier Pham Quyen
  • Laity:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Bui Ngoc Bau
  • Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Nguyen Van Soi
  • Religious:
    In-Charge: Father Peter Pham Tien Hanh
  • Scriptures:
    In-Charge: John Baptist Hoang Van Khanh

Social Communications

  • Monthly diocesan bulletin

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