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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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Diocese of Tagbilaran

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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Men

  • Divine Word Missionaries ~ SVD 1 Brother (Filipino)
  • Servants of Christ the King ~ SCK 2 Brothers (Filipinos)

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Canoness Nuns of Saint Augustine ~ CRL
  • Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth ~ CSFN
  • Contemplative Sisters of Saint Augustine ~ OSA
  • Daughters of Saint Therese ~ DST
  • Daughters of St. May of Leuca ~ DML
  • Dominican Daughters of the Immaculate Conception ~ OP
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate ~ FI
  • Handmaids of Christ the King ~ HCK
  • Handmaids of the Holy Trinity ~ HHT
  • Hermitage of the Birhen dela Paz ~ HBP
  • Little Sisters of Saint Francis ~ LSF
  • Mercedarian Missionaries of Berriz ~ MMB
  • Minores Ancillea Sanctissima ~ MAST
  • Missionary Institute of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus ~ MIST
  • Missionary Sisters of Mary ~ MSM
  • Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit ~ SSpS
  • Philippian Sisters ~ SSPN
  • Sisters for Christian Community ~ SFCC
  • Sisters of Saint Francis of Perpetual Adoration ~ OSF
  • Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus ~ SHFJ
  • Sisters of the Presentation of Mary ~ PM
  • Ursuline Missionaries of the Sacred Heart ~ UMSH
  • Workers of Christ the Worker Missionary Sisters ~ WCW

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