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St. Gonsalo

150 years of St. Gonsalo Garcia

Catholics are getting ready for year-long programmes to commemorate the life of St Gonsalo Garcia, the first saint from India. “We observed three days of spiritual reflections and a solemn high mass was held on Friday evening to commemorate 150 years of his elevation to sainthood,” said Vasai archbishop Felix Machado. St Gonsalo was born in 1557 during the Portuguese colonial rule in Vasai and passed away in Japan in 1597. According to some accounts,...