Raphael Cheenath

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Raphael Cheenath (29 December 1934 – 14 August 2016) was an Indian prelate of the Catholic Church who served as the archbishop of the Archdiocese of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar.


  • We felt at this point in the history of Orissa to explain to the people the historical background of the persecution of the Church, the history of the Christians who for centuries who have been persecuted for bearing the name of Christ and for the faith. The early Church went through great hardships and martyrdom; its members were often persecuted and massacred. But history has shown that persecution ultimately strengthens the Church.

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