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2008-07-23 09:00:34

CHICAGO _ When the Rev. Jacob Angadiath first came to the United States as a missionary priest in 1984, he arrived in Dallas with no flock other than two Indian Catholics whose names were scrawled on a note in his pocket. Today, he is bishop of a diocese that claims 35,000 faithful across the United States and Canada. In a sign of his faith's growing numbers and cultural confidence, the diocese this month opened a $9 million new St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic cathedral. The cathedral in...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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