1512 FIRST EUROPEAN CHURCH IN INDIA BY PORTUGESE


St. Francis` Church, Fort Cochin
This Protestant Church was built originally by the Portuguese in 1510 AD and it is believed to be the first church built by the Europeans in India. Vasco-da -Gama was buried here. Fourteen years later, his mortal remains were taken to Portugal
POTUGESE MADE IT AS CATHOLIC CHURCH /LATER DUTCH AND ENGLISH MADE IT AS PROTESTANT CHURCH