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Gonçalo Veloso de São José
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Not much is known about the life of Gonçalo Veloso de São José, except that he was an Indian-born Franciscan friar of Portuguese parentage who spent his entire life in Asia, and died in Sri Lanka in 1652. From 1629 to 1639 a man of this name served as head vicar of the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Goa and Daman. Between 1641 and 1646, he served as a kind o…

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Santos Alves, Jorge, “Gonçalo Veloso de São José”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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