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India: Website to mark 125 years since the founding of Calcutta archdiocese

Established by Pope Leo XIII on 1 September 1886, the archdiocese now includes seven dioceses, and is served by 224 priests, 125 brothers and 350 nuns. To mark the occasion, the archdiocese opened a hospital for the poor affected by leprosy, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.