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Diocese of Kanyakumari
|Ecclesiastical province||Church of South India|
|Established||June 2, 1959|
|Cathedral||Ringeltaube Vethamonikam Memorial Church, Mylaudy|
|Bishop||Most Rev. Dr. A. R. Chelliah|
The Diocese of Kanyakumari is one of the 24 dioceses under the Church of South India. The diocese was constituted on 2 June 1959.
The diocese has a membership of 4,91,762 people and has assets, funds and savings of about Rs. 600 crores. The diocese has managed various mission hospitals, schools and colleges built in the early 1800s.
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Ringeltaube Vethamonikam Memorial Church, at Mylaudy in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India, is one of the largest and oldest churches in Asia. It's the cathedral of Kanyakumari Diocese, of the Church of South India (CSI).