To Carmania belonged also the coast, with the islands and harbours of Hormuz and Bander Abbasi.
He inaugurated new missionary enterprises from Hormuz to Japan and the Malay Archipelago, leaving an organized Christian community wherever he preached; he directed by correspondence the ecclesiastical policy of John III.
This quality is nowhere better exemplified than in his letters to Gaspar Baertz (Barzaeus), the Flemish Jesuit whom he sent to Hormuz, or in his suggestions for the establishment of a Portuguese staple in Japan.
At Hormuz he embarked for India, landing at Thana, near Bombay.
The " kings of Hormuz " claimed authority over the coast land until the beginning of the 16th century.