Relic of Saint Francis Xavier draws faithful to Notre Dame Basilica

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Photo: Église catholique de Québec

Thousands gathered at Notre Dame Basilica to venerate the relic of Saint Francis Xavier.

Thousands of faithful Roman Catholics and other curious visitors lined up in the nave of Notre Dame Basilica in Quebec City on Jan. 3, to view the preserved right forearm of Saint Francis Xavier. After spending the day at the Basilica, it was exhibited at Église Saint-François-Xavier in Limoilou for two hours in the evening.