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Explore South Asia's ancient dioceses

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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.

Find out the oldest diocese in India here.

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Diocese of Raigarh

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Vicar General

Msgr. Sudhir Bara

Bishop's House, St. Michael's Church
Rambhata 496001, Raigarh, Chhattisgarh

Phone: 09329405704

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Father Sudhir Bara

Phone: 09329405704

Secretary to the Bishop

Father Tacitius Toppo

Phone: 09425253549

Email: [email protected]

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