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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 Ubon Ratchathani

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Religious Congregations, Societies and Institutes

Religious Institutes of Men

  • Brothers of St. Gabriel

Religious Institutes of Women

  • Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters) ~ FMA
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
  • Order of the Capuchin Poor Clares
  • Sisters of Lovers of the Cross, Ubon
  • Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition
  • Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres ~ SPC

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