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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Haizhou is a district belonging to Fuxin, a prefecture-level city of the Liaoning Province, in the People's Republic of China (PRC).
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