Indian born Joseph Vaz first Saint of India appointed by the Pope

Q.  Name the Indian-born missionary who became the first Saint from India after the announcement made by Pope Francis on 14th Jan’ 2015 at a huge Mass held in Colombo?
- Published on 22 Jan 15

a. Barlaam
b. Anchal Achan
c. Saint Alphonsa
d. Jospeh Vaz

ANSWER: Jospeh Vaz
He was born in 1651 in India’s Goa, then a Portuguese colony. He travelled south at the age of 36 to Sri Lanka.

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