Navarre was the target of a campaign by King Ferdinand of Aragon and Castile, and the kingdom was eventually conquered.When the war stopped and Francis came of age, he was sent to study at the University of Paris.Xavier returned to Goa for about a year to attend to his official responsibilities, but he was very interested in visiting Japan.In 1549, he finally departed for the country, arriving in July of that year.None of them came to spread or live virtuous lives.
A Papal Nuncio is a diplomat who takes up permanent residence in another country to formally represent the Church there.
A major problem Francis quickly recognized was the nature of the people and their intentions.
Many sailors and settlers were former prisoners who had been recruited from Portuguese jails or were fleeing mistakes they made back home.
The men planned to travel to the Holy Land to convert non-believers.
Francis Xavier started his study of theology that same year and was ordained on June 24, 1537.
Pope Paul III approved the formation of their order in 1540, which became The Society of Jesus.