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Basilica of Bom Jesus (Basilica Of Bom Jesus)

Basilica of Bom Jesus

This world heritage monument built in 1605 is a fine example of Jesuit architecture and has emerged as a landmark in the history of Christianity. It is situated in Old Goa, 9kms from the Capital Panjim. It is a world renowned church which contains the body of St. Francis Xavier; a pupil of the soldier turned saint, Ignatius Loyola (the founder of the Order of Jesuits), who died while on a sea voyage to China on December 2,1552. The following year, while transferring Francis Xavier"s remains to G...

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