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St. Mary's Basilica

One of the most famous Catholic Churches of the city, St. Mary's Basilica is located at Sarojini Naidu  Road in the heart of Secunderabad. The decree designating it as a basilica was issued in November, 2008. St. Mary's Church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in the city of Secunderabad, India. The church has four bells, which were brought from Italy in 1901. One of the bells is reported to have developed cracks. It was formerly the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Adjacent to the church is the convent of St. Ann's which runs the St. Ann's High School, Secunderabad.

St Joseph's Cathedral, Hyderabad

St Joseph's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral  located at  Gunfoundry , north of  Abids  and  King Kothi , in   Hyderabad, Telangana State, India. It is the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad and one of the most beautiful churches of Hyderabad and Secunderabad cities of Telangana, India. Established in 1820 AD, the construction of the present structure began in 1869 when Fr. Antonio Tagliabue of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) bought an extensive plot of land near Chaderghat, in what is now called Gunfoundry(so named for the ammunition centre built there by the Nizam of Hyderabad), to build a school, a church and a convent. Msgr. Pietro Caprotti (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), laid its foundation on 18 March 1870, the eve of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Fr. Luigi Malberti (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions), took charge in 1872 and completed the main building, which was consecrated and opened for divine worship on Christm

Dornakal Church

Dornakal, one of the sleepy towns in the district, is known for two things. One is the railway junction which connects South India; the other is the Epiphany cathedral of the Dornakal diocese. The Cathedral Church of Epiphany of Our Lord, popularly known as Dornakal Church that celebrated its centenary two years ago, is still holding light for millions of poor spread across the country. “The construction of this church was initiated in 1912 and it was dedicated in 1945. This was initiated by the first Anglican bishop, V.S. Asaraiah, who is more popular in the United Kingdom for his missionary work,” says the Bishop of Dornakal Diocese, Vadapally Prasada Rao. But unfortunately he died in an accident in 1945. It was here that the movement for Church of South India began and fructified in 1947.  He strongly believed in forming a communion of our own instead of the Anglican Communion and strived for it.  Ever since he came to Dornakal as a missionary, he strove for the p

Medak Cathedral

25th December 1924 :   Constructed  by Reverend Charles Walker Posnett during British Rule of India. From 1914 to 1924 the farmers toiled to erect the church and Thomas Edward Harding, the architect, left no stone unturned in building the cathedral. Located in the Medak Town about 90kms from Hyderabad, Telangana. The Medak diocese, under the Church of South India (CSI) is the single largest diocese in Asia and the second in the world after Vatican. The significance of the church is not only in its magnificence but also in the bond between poor and church. During World War-I, in late 1890s the district reeled under a famine. Moved by the plight of people, Rev. Charles Walker Posnett, proposed to build a great church in the year 1914. He evolved the 'food for work' programme so that the poor could find gainful employment. The villagers contributed to building the church, they could in turn earn food. That set the ball rolling for this renowned Gothic structure