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Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Old Goa: Photo 44

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The casket of Francis Xavier, a Basque Jesuit who was an associate of Ignatius of Loyola. The great missionary of the East, his body was brought here from China after his death there in 1552. Francis Xavier was canonized in 1622; this catafalque, of jasper and marble, was sent from Italy by the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1698.

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