diocese of Mangalore, India

Comprises the civil district of South Kanara. The Franciscans who arrived in the 16th century were the pioneer missionaries of the region. The Oratorian, Blessed Joseph Vas labored there (1685-1712). Erected as a diocese on 1 September 1886 as a suffragan of Bombay. Suffragen of the archdiocese of Bangalore.
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