Coquitlam’s All Saints Parish was the 12th stop Thursday of a 15-city pilgrimage of the 465-year-old mummified right hand and forearm of St. Francis Xavier. The arm, which is normally kept in a church in Rome, began its tour on Jan. 3 in Quebec City and it wraps up Feb. 2 in Ottawa. The Coquitlam stop was one of only three in British Columbia. St. Francis Xavier was a Catholic missionary to Portugal, Mozambique, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan and Shangchuan Island in China. He died on Dec. 3, 1552, while preparing to bring his missionary work to mainland China. It is believed his right hand baptized more than 100,000 people and he was canonized as a saint in 1622. The Catholic church classifies the arm as a first class relic as it is the actual bones or body of a saint and venerating it is believed to have healing powers.