A Jesuit priest who joins the Society of Jesus after personally meeting Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier will become one of that group's founding members and will be charged with the task of doing missionary work with Christians in the East.
Xavier's first stop will be Goa, India, where in 1542 he baptizes a large number of lower caste Indians. Christianity will be very appealing to the lower castes, especially at this point in history. Francis Xavier will not, however, be successful in achieving much with the higher castes.
After that, Xavier moves on to Malacca in Malaya, where he meets a Japanese nobleman and decides to take his missionary work to Japan. He arrives there in 1549 and spends two years successfully establishing Christianity as a new and growing religion. After that, he intends to take his work to the Chinese mainland, but he dies before that can be accomplished.