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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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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Men

  • Clerics of St. Viator :C.S.V.
  • Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer :C.Ss.R.
  • Discalced Carmelite Order :O.C.D.
  • Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) :O.P.
  • Maryknoll Missioners :M.M.
  • Mission Society of the Philippines :M.S.P.
  • Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) :O.F.M.
  • Piarist Fathers (Escolapios) :Sch.P.
  • Society of Mary (Marist Fathers) :S.M.
  • Society of St. Francis of Sales :S.D.B.

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Charity Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Congregacion de Carmelitas Misioneras :C.M.
  • Congregation de l'Enfent-Jesus de Chauffailles : E.J.
  • Congregation of Missionary of St. Dominic :O.P.
  • Congregation of St. Joseph :C.S.J.
  • Daughters of Mary of the Pious Schools :Sch.P.
  • Daughters of St. Vincent de Paul :D.C.
  • Discalced Carmelite Order :O.C.D.
  • Dominican Sisters of the Roman Congregation :O.P.
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God :S.F.I.C.
  • Little Sisters of Jesus :P.S.
  • Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic :M.M.
  • Notre Dame de Vie :N.D.V.
  • School Sisters of Notre Dame :S.S.N.D.
  • Secular Institute of the Catechists of Mary
  • Sisters of Charity and Christian Instruction of Nevers :S.C.N.
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet :C.S.J.
  • Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of St. Benedict :S.G.S.
  • Sisters of the Visitation of Japan :S.V.
  • Society of St. Francis of Sales :S.D.B.
  • Ursuline Missionaries of the Sacred Heart :U.M.S.H.
  • Ursuline Sisters :O.S.U.

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