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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

St. Thomas the Apostle, who is believed to have arrived on Kerala’s Malabar Coast in 52 AD, is considered the father of the Catholic faith in India.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when European missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The history of a few ancient dioceses in Asia can be dated back to 13th century pre-Portuguese mission expeditions.

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Archdiocese of Osaka

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Cardinal Archbishop Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda
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Cardinal Archbishop Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda
Bishop's Residence,
2-24-22, Tamatsukuri,
Chuo-ku, Osaka,
540-0004, Japan

Phone: +81-6 6941-9700
Fax :+81-6 6946-1345
Email: [email protected]

Cardinal Thomas Aquinas Manyo Maeda was born on March 3, 1949, in Kami-Goto, Nagasaki prefecture. He was ordained priest on March 19, 1975. On May 13, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of Hiroshima. He was ordained bishop on Sept. 23, 2011.

Pope Francis on Aug. 20, 2014, appointed Bishop Maeda as the archbishop of Osaka following the retirement of Archbishop Leo Jun Ikenaga, S.J. On 28 June 2018 he was elevated to a cardinal.

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