BBC News Asia: Pilgrims Flock to Goa to See Saint Francis Xavier Remains

“Thousands of Catholic pilgrims are converging on Goa in west India to see the relics of Saint Francis Xavier.

The remains of the 16th Century Spanish missionary are usually kept in a casket at the Basilica of Bom Jesus.

Once every 10 years they are put on public display, and on Saturday the casket was brought out in procession and taken to the nearby Se Cathedral.

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel to Goa to see the relics in the coming weeks.”

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