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Jesuit Church Lucerne (Photo: Wolfgang Schatz)
Statue of St. Francis Xavier and converted Indian at the main entrance of the Jesuit Church (Photo: Julian Becker)

The Jesuit Order in the age of religious division

The tour begins in front of the Jesuit Church in Lucerne. It is the oldest baroque church in Switzerland, completed in 1677 and dedicated to St Francis Xavier, who was a co-founder of the Jesuit order.

If you look closely at the ensemble of figures above the main entrance, you will see St Francis Xavier depicted with a Native American converted to Christianity.

You can find out more about this in the audio contribution or in the complete text "The Jesuit Order in the age of religious division".