Many people from throughout the World come to the St. Anthony’s Chapel for the crypt of Father Damien, who has been buried here since 1936. Inside the church visitors are able to follow the career of Damien through a number of panels of photos, from his vocation as a missionary to his death in 1889.
Damien was beatified in 1995 and designated the ‘Greatest Belgian of All Time’ in December 2005. He was canonised in Rome on 11 October 2009.
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