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Fig. 64. Wooden reliquary cross in the Malabar Catholic (or Syro-Malabar) Church of Pallippuram. According to tradition the cross was carved by St. Thomas and has miraculous power. This type of cross may be called the St. Thomas cross in contrast to the Persian cross. The cross is being held by Fr. Ignatius Payyappilly Photo: István Perczel. See entries: Art and architecture, Malabar Catholic Church, and Thomas Christians.