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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The Diocese of Qizhou/Kichow/Qichun was a diocese located in the city of Qizhou in the Ecclesiastical province of Hankou in China.
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