Francis Xavier (1696), was the gift of the last of the Medicis, Cosimo III, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. The mausoleum was designed by the 17th-century Florentine sculptor Giovanni Battista Foggini. It took ten years to complete. The casket containing his body is made of silver
Why is Bom Jesus Basilica famous?
The basilica is located in Old Goa, former capital of Portuguese India, and holds the mortal remains of St Francis Xavier. Bom Jesus (literally, “Good/ Holy Jesus” in Indo-Portuguese) is the name used for the Ecce Homo in countries of the Lusosphere.
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