A holy relic of St Francis Xavier, his hand and forearm, will arrive in Ballina tonight. Here it is pictured being escorted by school students during a stop at Hervey Bay.
A holy relic of St Francis Xavier, his hand and forearm, will arrive in Ballina tonight. Here it is pictured being escorted by school students during a stop at Hervey Bay. Carlie Walker

St Francis Xavier holy relic in Ballina

A HOLY relic of St Francis Xavier will arrive in Ballina tonight as part of the national pilgrimage for the Year of Grace. It is very rare for the relic - the right forearm of the Saint - to be allowed to leave Rome.

St Francis Xavier Church is located at 45 Crane St, Ballina, and it will be open to the public from 8am until 3pm tomorrow.



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