Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Gonçalo Rodrigues
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Gonçalo Rodrigues was a Jesuit priest who played a part in the tumultuous first century of Portuguese involvement in India. After 1551, Francis Xavier sent him to work in Thāna, near modern-day Mumbai, where he became the Superior of the Jesuits. Rodrigues carried out mission work in Sālsette, and also established a Christian settlement not far from Thāna.

In 1555, Gonçalo Rodrigues and Diogo Dias were sent from Goa to Ethiopi…

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Nickel, Gordon, “Gonçalo Rodrigues”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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