- Feb 2016
You miss the point my friend.Thanks for the clarification.
And who are those two missionaries?
The Jesuits build several churches there in the 16th century and beginning of the 17th, not sure if they were French. Most of the Jesuits on the Portuguese Empire were or Portuguese, or from the other kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula (Saint Francis Xavier was from Navarra) or Italians. There weren’t many French. I don’t even know if we can identify most of the places, since all were destroyed with the persecutions in the 17th century.
The Dominicans and the Franciscans arrived somewhat later, mostly sponsored by Castile, and I think that they also build churches.
Unless you are referring to a church built in the 19th century: Basilica of the Twenty-Six Holy Martyrs of Japan (Nagasaki) - Wikipedia
that can be the oldest still existing, since the others were destroyed, but it was far from being the oldest being erected.
Nagasaki is a Japanese founded city.
The Portuguese may have built the first church there. But the oldest church there is currently the one you linked to. The missionaries who built that were French.
I was highlighting the false logic the betgo was using.
The oldest church in Philadelphia is Swedish. So it must be a Swedish City.
Which makes no sense when applied as a rule ... because using that logic Nagasaki would be French. Which we all agree is silly.
Likewise assuming just because they built a church there (or paid the English colonists too) after the cities foundation Philadelphia must be Swedish, ignoring other churches that may no longer exist OR the fact that Quaker’s didn’t need churches. It’s a mistaken line of thought.