Fr Rafael de Araujo was a native of Vaddem in Mormugao, Goa. He was the Vicar of Our Lady of Bethlehem Church, Bambolim, Goa. Fr Rafael de Araujo also worked as the Vicar in the Church of Sao Pedro, Panelim, Goa. The St Peter’s Church in Goa was built in 1542. He also worked at Saint Thomas Church, Cansaulim, Goa. He died on 8 May 1873.