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Sts François de Borgia et François Xavier
Sts Francis Borgia and Francis Xavier
Two statues in niches in the front façade of the St. Loup Church, built by the Jesuits between 1621 and 1645 as St. Ignatius Church. The façade was renewed in 1867.
The saints are:
- Saint François de Borgia / St Francis Borgia - (Gandia 1510 - Rome 1572),
4th Duke of Gandia, Grandee of Spain, (Catalan: Francesc de Borja, Spanish: Francisco de Borja), Spanish Jesuit and third Superior General of the Society of Jesus. Canonized by Pope Clement X in 1670.
- Saint François Xavier / St. Francis Xavier - (Javier, Navarra 1506 - São João Island, China, 1552), pioneering Roman Catholic missionary, co-founder of the Society of Jesus
Sources & Information
Location (N 50°27'49" - E 4°51'47")
Item Code: bena025; Photograph: 4 May 2015
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