Feast of St Francis Xavier celebrated in Goa

The feast of Saint St Francis Xavier, popularly known as Goencho Saib, was celebrated on Thursday with great pomp, joy and gaiety at old Goa,.

This year the main celebrant for the feast mass of st francis Xavier was bishop domnic savio fernandes auxiliary bishop of Mumbai along with along with Archbishop Goa and Daman Felippe Neri Ferrao, Archbishop Emeritus Raul Gonsalves and Bishop Alwyn Barreto of Sindhudurg and hundreds of other priests

Also present on the occasion were governor of goa, minister for fisheries avertano furtado, st andre mla Vishnu surya wagh, fatorda mla vijai sardessai, vasco mla carlos almeida, aldona mla glen ticlo and other’s,

The state government has tightened security, deploying hundreds of police personnel and traffic personnel around old goa so that proper law and and order along with traffic arrangements are maintained.

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