Why is Bom Jesus Basilica famous?
Probably the most famous church in Goa and one of the most revered by Christians globally, the Basilica of Bom Jesus in Old Goa is famed for housing the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier. … The southern side of the basilica houses the chapel wherein are preserved the sacred relics St Francis Xavier.
What is the Basilica of Bom Jesu and why is it important?
Situated in Old Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus was built in 1605 AD. The Basilica is home to the tomb and mortal remains of St Francis Xavier and is a monument typical of the classic forms of architecture introduced by the Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits.
Which is the largest church in Goa?
Churches and convents of Goa
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|Sé Cathedral holds the miraculous cross and is one of the largest cathedrals in Asia.|
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