Madrid, Spain, Feb 23, 2006 / 22:00 pm
Coinciding with the 500th anniversary of his birth, most important relic of St. Francis Xavier—the saint’s right arm--currently on display in the Church of Gesú in Rome, will be brought to Navarre, Spain on March 3.
The government of the Navarre province, in conjunction with the Society of Jesus, the Archbishop of Pamplona and various universities, has scheduled a series of spiritual, musical, artistic and theatrical activities. The events will take place at the famous Castillo de Javier, a medieval fortress that dates to the 14th century.
The main celebrations will take place on April 7, the birthday of St. Francis Xavier.