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Term

TABGHA

Definition

A place two miles from Capernaum, Palestine, is the pilgrimage spot of Christ's miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes. An ancient basilica was excavated nearby where a large mosaic was recovered, picturing two fishes and three loaves in a basket. In the company of a Franciscan monk and an Orthodox priest Pope Paul, in 1964, on his way to the Sea of Galilee, visited Tabgha to see the mosaic set in the floor and blessed this hallowed shrine.