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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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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Kindergartens:
    6

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Centers for orphans, children with physical disabilities:
    5
  • Clinics:
    1
  • Dispensaries:
    21
  • Houses for elderly:
    7
  • Houses for retired clergy:
    1

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Charitable and Social Actions :
    In-Charge: Father Peter Nguyen Van Vinh
  • Commission for Christian Education :
    In-Charge: Father John Baptiste Nguyen Khac Ba
  • Commission for Cultural Affairs:
    In-Charge: Father Peter Nguyen Hieu Phuong
  • Commission for Doctrine for Faith :
    In-Charge: Father Martin Nguyen Xuan Hoang
  • Commission for Evangelization :
    In-Charge: Father Peter Tran Phuc Chinh
  • Commission for Holy Music and Arts:
    In-Charge: Fathers Dominic Pham Xuan Ke and Joseph Nguyen Cong Binh
  • Commission for Justice and Peace:
    In-Charge: Father Gerard Nguyen Nam Viet
  • Commission for Migrant workers :
    In-Charge: Father Joseph Phan Sy Phuong
  • Commission for Religious:
    In-Charge: Father John of God Nguyen Phuoc
  • Commission for Social Communication:
    In-Charge: Father Gerard Nguyen Nam Viet
  • Commission for the Laity and Family :
    In-Charge: Joseph Hoang Thai Lan
  • Commission for Youths and College Students:
    In-Charge: Father Francis Xavier Hoang Sy Huong

Social Communications

  • Association of Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • Association of Saint Therese
  • Kolping Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Movement of Children of the Eucharist
  • Third Franciscans

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