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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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Vicar General

Rev. Msgr. Panneerselvam N. A

Bishop’s House
82 G. C Road,
Thoothukudi 628 001

Phone: 94434-83047

Email: [email protected]

Chancellor

Rev. Fr. Norbert Thomas

Phone: 98421-27306

Email: [email protected]

Financial Administrator

Rev. Fr. Sahayam S. M.

Phone: 83001-80313

Email: [email protected]

Judicial Vicar

Rev. Fr. Norbert Thomas

Phone: 98421-27306

Email: [email protected]

Secretary to the Bishop

Rev. Fr. Sagesh Santhiya

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