Fr Afonso da Costa was a Portuguese national born in Faro in 1681. He was selected by a provision of the Viceroy Vasco Fernandes Cesar de Menezes to work towards the liberation of the Chins ( Chinese) coming from Macau into the City of Goa. Fr Afonso da Costa was also the Professor of Morals at Rachol Seminary. He was also Vicar of Loutulim, Rachol and Cortalim as well as Rector of Rachol Seminary in 1735 as well as the Rector of the College of the Holy Spirit. Margao.