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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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Eparchy of Bathery

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Syncellus

Msgr. Dr. Thomas Kanjiramukalil

Bishop's House,
Sulthan Bathery, P.O, Wayanad,
Kerala- 673 592, India

Phone: 04936 220 207

Email: [email protected]

Protosyncellus

Msgr. Mathew Arambankudy

Bishop's House,
Sulthan Bathery, P.O, Wayanad,
Kerala- 673 592, India

Phone: 04936 220 207

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. Philip Mathew Vettikatt

Bishop's House,
Sulthan Bathery, P.O, Wayanad,
Kerala- 673 592, India

Phone: 04936 220207

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Fr. Samuel Puthuppady

Judicial Vicar

Fr. John S. Neduvilayil

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