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The Church of St. France Xavier -

  The Church of St. France Xavier is also known as Bom Jesus Church which is located in Old Goa. It is counted among one of the UNESCO world heritage site and is popular all over the world.

It is the only church that is not being plastered from outside.

This church has a very old mortal since 460 years of a renowned personality St. France Xavier who died in the year 1552.The church is located in the capital of Portuguese India, old Goa.

Being a Spanish missionary, St. France Xavier was born on 7th April 1506. He started his missionary aim of converting Hindus in Christians.In 1552 he wanted to introduce his religion in china as well but the entering of foreigners was restricted in China so he instigated the authorities of Portuguese to send an embassy to China.

But unfortunately ST Xavier died in embassy which was going towards china from Goa on 3rd December 1552. And his body was taken to BOM Jesus church with great pomp.



The mortal is still in non-decomposing position and the body is kept in a container of a glass in silver box at the St. France Xavier’s Church known also as Bom Jesus Church which is also first “minor basilica” of India and the best example of “Baroque architecture”.