St. Francis Xavier established the first school , St Paul's College and performed miracles that astounded the population. He was buried in Malacca for 6 months after dying abroad in 1552. When his grave was exhumed his body was found to be free from decay. Later, before he was cannonised, the Pope wanted to see the right hand of his corpse. Miraculously, the right hand of this statue fell of as well.

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