UCANews: Close to four million pilgrims turned out to view the relics of Saint Francis Xavier during a 45-day exhibition in Goa, which concluded Sunday.
The relics of the sixteenth-century missionary, presented at the “Exposition of the sacred relics of the St Francis Xavier”, are typically displayed just once a decade.
On the final day, about 10,000 people waited in line for hours to take part in the procession to transfer the relics to the sixteenth century Basilica of Bom Jesu (Good Jesus), where they are kept in a glass-paneled silver casket. During the exposition, the relics are kept in Se Cathedral, which is close to the Basilica. More here.