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"Formidable Mosuleum"

It is one of the most famous churches in the whole Roman Catholic world. This formidable building was erected in the 16th-century and houses the tomb and remains of St Francis Xavier, aka Apostle of the Indies. The remains are treasured in a glittering silver coffer. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.

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Basilica of Bom Jesus

The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The church is located in Old Goa, which was the capital of Goa in the early days of Portuguese rules.

'Bom Jesus' Jesus') is the name used for the Ecce Homo in the countries of Portuguese colonization. The Jesuit church is India’s first minor basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India.


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