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World Heritage bid for St. Francis Xavier memorial

HONG KONG (UCAN): People visiting the original grave site of St. Francis Xavier on Shangchuan Island in China on December 3 found site closed for renovation.

It is part of a bid for a UNESCO World Heritage listing.

St. Francis Xavier’s Church on the island, which houses the empty tomb of the 16th century Jesuit missionary, is one of 30 historic sites included in the Chinese government recommendations for UNESCO world heritage listing for 2018.

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