Roman Catholic Diocese, Vellore

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The Roman Catholic Diocese is located beside the Bishop's House in the city of Vellore. It ended up becoming a renowned religious centre when the church was renovated in 2001. The Roman Catholic Diocese has a bell tower which is believed to be the highest bell tower of the nation.

In 1952, Salesians started The Diocese of Vellore after carving out a portion from the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore. The Diocese includes two civil districts namely Vellore and Tiruvannamalai.

The new cathedral features glass paintings of 18 important events of history and 15 mysteries of the rosary and 165 feet height belfry. The present cathedral is exptremely spacious and can accommodate 3000 to 5000 people to participate together in worship. Vellore has approximately 1,50,000 Roman Catholic population and has 84 parishes.

The Roman Catholic Diocese is a must visit for visitors visiting Vellore for its historic lineage as well as for its renovated design.


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