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Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Catholicism in the Philippines

“…500 years have passed since the Christian message first arrived in the Philippines. You received the joy of the Gospel... And this joy is evident in your people … We see it in your eyes, on your faces, in your songs and in your prayers. In the joy with which you bring your faith to other lands …”

~ Pope Francis said in his homily of the Mass at the Vatican on March 14, formally opening the yearlong celebrations marking the 500th anniversary of Catholicism’s arrival in the Philippines.

A country of 7,641 islands at the sea of southeast Asia with a population of 109 million, of which more than 10 million are migrants living in almost 100 countries across the world.

Why the Pope calls Filipinos “smugglers of faith”? What makes the local Church so unique?

What is the Catholic population in the country? How many dioceses, bishops are there?

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Diocese of Chingleput

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Diocese of Chingleput
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The Chingleput diocesan territory has a land area of 4,433 square kilometers and covers the civil district of Kancheepuram. Chingleput, Kancheepuram and Tambaram are considered major towns of the district.

Chingleput, one of the youngest dioceses in India, was carved out of Madras-Mylapore archdiocese after many years of preparation. The announcement about the new diocese came on July 19, 2002. The entire civil district of Kancheepuram was brought under the new diocese and the diocesan headquarters was situated at Chingleput. Father Anthonisamy Neethinathan was made the first bishop of Chingleput.

Population

 In 2016, the total population of the diocese was 4,982,000.

Language

Most of the people in the area are Tamils and Telegus and the languages used are Tamil and Telegu.

Economy

The per capita income in the diocese territory is Rs 33,638 ($759). The major industries are agriculture, automobile, tourism, fishing, petrochemical, alcoholic beverages and information technology.

Literacy

The literacy rate in the diocesan territory is 73.45 percent.

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