San Thome Basilica (Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Thomas) is a Roman Catholic minor basilica in the city of Chennai (Madras), India. It was built in the 16th century by Portuguese explorers, and rebuilt again with the status of a cathedral by the British in 1893. It is the resting place of St. Thomas the Apostle of Jesus. The present National Shrine of St.Thomas is built over the tomb of Saint Thomas the Apostle.
My hubby grew up going to this Holy Shrine. How blessed !!! I have been to Santhome a few times and consider myself lucky. In the whole world, there are only three churches built over the tomb of an Apostle of Jesus Christ - the Basilica of Saint Peter built over the tomb of St.Peter in Rome, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela built over the tomb of St. James in Spain and Basilica of the National Shrine of St.Thomas built over the tomb of St.Thomas.
Glory to you Lord!