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Diocese of Madurai Ramnad
|Ecclesiastical province||Church of South India|
|Cathedral||CSI Cathedral ,Madurai|
The Madurai-Ramnad Diocese is a diocese of Church of South India in Tamil Nadu state of India.The diocese is one among the 22 dioceses of Church of South India.
The diocese was one among the initial 14 dioceses already existing at the time of formation of Church of South India in 1947.
The diocese comprises following six districts Madurai, Dindigul, Virudhunagar, Theni, Sivaganga, and Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu state. The cathedral church of the diocese is situated at Narimedu, Madurai.
The Cathedral church at Madurai is the biggest Cathedral in South East Asia, sprawling over a four-acre site which is built in Gothic style combined with architectural elegance, Tamil culture and theological significance. It was built during the Rt. Rev. Dr. David Pothirajulu from donations from across the diocese. It was dedicated on the Easter Day, 30 March 1986 by the then CSI moderator, Rt.Rev.Dr. I. Jesudasan.
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