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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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Vicar Apostolic Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo
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Vicar Apostolic Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo
Apostolic Vicariate,
St. Joseph the Worker Village,
Taytay 5312 [Palawan], Philippines

Phone: (0928)849-4989; (0939)903-2257

Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo (born March 11, 1955) is an auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila.

Broderick Soncuaco Pabillo was ordained a priest of the Salesians of Saint John Bosco by Jaime Lachica Sin on December 8, 1982.

On May 24, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Manila and Titular Bishop of Sitifis (now Sétif). He was consecrated bishop on August 19, 2006 by Gaudencio Borbon Rosales, Cardinal of Manila. Co-consecrators were Fernando Filoni, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines; and Pedro Dulay Arigo, Vicar Apostolic of Palawan.

He was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Manila, on Feb 10, 2020. On 24 Jun 2021, he ceased.

On June 29, 2021 he was appointed Vicar Apostolic of Taytay, Philippines.

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