Holy Cross Church Manapad
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Holy Cross Church - Photo Courtesy Sa.balamuruga
Manapad is a coastal village 18 kms south of Tiruchendur. St. Francis Xavier came to Manapad in 1542. Holy Cross Church, built close to the sea in 1581, has a relic fragment believed to be from the True Cross of Jerusalem. From 1 to 14 September, every year, the cross is publicly displayed for thousands.
(Roman Catholic Church)
Tiruchendur (16 Kms), Tuticorin (56 Kms), Manapad (1 Kms)