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^^^ Chapel of St.Francis Xavier ^^^

Church of St. Francis Xavier

Amongst the most popular churches in Goa is the Basilica Of Bom Jesus. Visitors from all over the world flock to the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa, built in 1605, and now declared a World Heritage Monument. This church houses the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, patron saint of Goa, who died while on a sea voyage to China on December 2, 1552. The following year, while transferring his remains to Goa, in accordance with his wishes, it was found that the saint's body was as fresh as the day it was buried. This miraculous phenomenon continues to attract the devout from all lands, and an Exposition or public viewing of his body every ten years attracts lakhs of pilgrims.

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