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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 Davao

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Auxillary Bishop George B. Rimando
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Auxillary Bishop George B. Rimando
Archbishop’s Residence,
F. Torres, 8000 Davao City
Philippines

Phone: (082)227-5992 / 221-1234
Email: [email protected]

Bishop George B.Rimando was born on Feb. 22, 1953, in Davo City. He was Ordained Priest on April 22,1980. He was Appointed as Titular Bishop of Vada on May 25,2006. He also Appointed as the Axillary Bishop of Davao on March 4 ,2006. He was Ordained as Bishop on May 25,2006.His Reception as Auxillary Bishop of Davao was on June 6,2006.

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