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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 Ajmer

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Vicar General

Msgr. Cosmos Shekhawat

Bishop's House, Kaiserganj
Ajmer 305001, Rajasthan, India

Phone: 0145 2460 074

Chancellor

Msgr. Cosmos Shekhawat

Financial Administrator

Father John Pais

Judicial Vicar

Father Augustine Francis

Secretary to the Bishop

Msgr. Cosmos Shekhawat

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