Church of St. Francis Xavier (Melaka)
|Church of St. Francis Xavier|
Gereja St. Francis Xavier (Malay)
Main façade of Church of St. Francis Xavier
|Location||12 Jalan Banda Kaba|
|Dedication||Saint Francis Xavier|
|Number of spires||2|
|Parish||Malacca Vicariate Forane (under Roman Catholic Diocese of Malacca-Johor)|
The church was built in 1849 on the site of an old Portuguese church by a French priest, Father Farvé. The finishing touches of the building were completed in 1856 by Father Allard, with the present-day presbytery built in 1874.
The church is a twin-spired neo-gothic structure. It is believed that the church was modeled after the Cathedral of St. Peter in Montpellier, Southern France, which closely followed the older church’s original construction, except for a portico which was added on in 1963.
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