The diplomatic mission was established as the Apostolic Delegation to the East Indies in 1881.It was raised to an Internunciature by Pope Pius XII in 1948 and to a full Apostolic Nunciature by Pope Paul VI in 1967.William Grant Broughton, who succeeded Scott in 1829, was consecrated the first (and only) "Bishop of Australia" in 1836.In early Colonial times, the Church of England clergy worked closely with the governors.
There are 168 dioceses in India organised into 30 provinces.
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All the bishops in India, both Western and Eastern, form the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, which was founded in 1944.
The Holy See's representative to the government of India and to the Church in India is the Apostolic Nuncio to India.