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04.01.2015, Goa; ST FRANCIS XAVIER EXPOSITION CLOSES
Thousands of pilgrims took part in the concluding day procession of the 17th Exposition of the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier from Se Cathedral to Basilica of Bom Jesus at Old Goa.
Apostolic Nuncio Salvatore Pennacchio hosted the concluding mass of the once-in-ten-year celebration of the sacred relics of St Francis Xavier along with Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Archbishop of Gandhinagar Stanislaus Fernandes, Bishop of Sindhudurgh Alwyn Barreto, Bishop of Jaipur Oswald Lewis AND Bishop of Agartala Lumen Monteiro.
The 462-year-old body that is in a glass container encased in a silver casket will remain in the Basilica of Bom Jesus until the next exposition in 10 years time. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT: ©R Naik/NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL

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04.01.2015, Goa; ST FRANCIS XAVIER EXPOSITION CLOSES<br />
Thousands of pilgrims took part in the concluding day procession of the 17th Exposition of the sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier from Se Cathedral to Basilica of Bom Jesus at Old Goa. <br />
Apostolic Nuncio Salvatore Pennacchio hosted the concluding mass of the once-in-ten-year celebration of the sacred relics of St Francis Xavier along with Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, Archbishop Blasco Colaco, Archbishop of Gandhinagar Stanislaus Fernandes, Bishop of Sindhudurgh Alwyn Barreto, Bishop of Jaipur Oswald Lewis AND Bishop of Agartala Lumen Monteiro.<br />
The 462-year-old body that is in a glass container encased in a silver casket will remain in the Basilica of Bom Jesus until the next exposition in 10 years time. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT: ©R Naik/NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL<br />
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