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ROME (RNS) The Vatican said it would display for the first time bones believed to be the mortal remains of St. Peter, the leader of Jesus’ 12 apostles, to mark the end of the Year of Faith, Nov. 24.


  1. Tell me why Eastern, Greek and Russian Orthodox churches claim that St. Peter never went as far as Rome. In fact the closest he probably travelled to was Antioch where the believers were first to be called Christian. How can Roman Catholics prelates authenticate these bones belonged to St. Peter? No where in the Bible are we told that Peter was crucified upside down in Rome. Oral tradition is not always reliable to authentic truth. Rome desperately wants to convey to the world that all Popes are ligitimate heirs to St. Peter whom Christ appointed to be the first spiritual leader of the christian church. Schism between East and West is still alive.

  2. The East wants it two ways. [Or at least one way or the other]
    The successor of Peter is not so important they state – but if he is – then he stayed in the East.
    Although we have documentation of early Bishops [fathers] who gave us the account of Peter’s death in Rome.

    So – they cant have it both ways and they cant have it one way or the other either.

    Its a matter of pride and always has been. Thats mankind for ya.