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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 Ruteng

Bishop Hubertus Leteng
Bishop Hubertus  Leteng
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Bishop Hubertus Leteng
Keuskupan Ruteng, Jl. A. Yani No. 10, P.O. Box 801, Ruteng 86508, Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia
62385 – 21214/22256
Fax :+62385 – 21065
[email protected]

Bishop Hubertus Leteng was born in Taga, Ruteng, on Jan. 1, 1959. He was ordained on July 29, 1988 and was appointed Bishop of Ruteng on Nov. 7, 2009. His episcopal ordination was on April 14, 2010. His episcopal motto is “You all are brothers and sisters.”
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