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More photos of stained-glass windows in Manori Church (not in any sequence):

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The stained-glass windows were mostly in the south-western part of the Church, ‘running’ along the walls above the windows in a narrow strip. I could photograph only portions from them (not in any specific sequence).

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Except for the cherub (which was high above the altar), the idols in these photos were inside glass cabinets. Hence, there’s a slight hazy feel to the images as the daylight was reflecting from the surface of the glass.

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Photos taken inside Manori Church – Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Manori:

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The Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Manori – or Manori Church – is located on a small hill with the sea behind it in the West. According to Father Michael, who was kind and gave me permission to take photographs inside the Church, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour was built by the Portuguese (Franciscans) in 1559. During the Maratha occupation, a hundred years or so later, the Church was damaged. It was reconstructed later in 1815; and again in 1912 by Vicar Paulo Caetano Fernandes Telles from Goa.

The Church that stands in Manori now is a modern-ish building, serving approx. 3,000 East Indian Catholics in Manori. The population of Manori is approx. 6,000: 3000 Christians, 2500 Hindus and 500 Muslims.

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And here’s the cat on a hot tin roof over a shack at Manori Ferry Point – not happy to see me, I think (earlier photo here):

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