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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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Archdiocese of Bombay

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Vicar General

Bishop Dominic Savio Fernandes

Bishop John Rodrigues

Bishop Allwyn D'silva

Bishop Barthol Barretto

Archbishop's House
21, Nathalal Parekh Marg,
Mumbai 400 001

Phone: 0222202 1093/1193/1293

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Fr. Neil Dos Santos

Financial Administrator

Fr. M.Sunder Albuquerque

Email: [email protected]

Judicial Vicar

Fr. Emmanuel K.T.

Secretary to the Archbishop

Fr. Elton Namory

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