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A popular boys' name throughout the years, it is full of meaning for Catholics. St. Thomas Mount in India is a shrine that honors the Apostle Thomas. After Jesus' crucifixion, St. Thomas is believed to have gone to India to spread the Gospel. The shrine is where he is said to have had a little hermitage and where he was martyred by bow and arrow. Pope John Paul II visited the shrine in 1986, demonstrating its importance to the Church.

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