Fascinating True Story – Discovering the Bones of St. Peter

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Mid 20th century excavations below St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus wasn’t kidding when he said, “Thou art Peter, and upon this Rock I will build my Church.”

It was St. Peter who fearlessly went to Rome, and who established the Catholic Church there around 42 AD, to be eventually martyred on orders from the crazed emperor, Nero. 

The ancients were right when they remembered St. Peter being crucified upside down, on or very near the spot where the famous obelisk now stands, in the middle of St. Peter’s square. 

Peter’s skeleton … minus the ankles and feet … was found buried directly below the basilica named for him there, in the Vatican.

The excavation site (“Scavi”) is open to the public, and it provides an amazing view of the ancient necropolis (cemetery) where large numbers of the faithful apparently arranged to be buried in close proximity to the final resting place of the man that Jesus hand-picked to “Feed my sheep”.

Early Christian graffiti marks the spot.

This is something every Catholic should become familiar with, since many anti-Catholic groups still attempt to deny that St. Peter was appointed the leader of the Church by Christ, and they also attempt to deny that St. Peter ever went to Rome.  

Click the link to read the whole story:

http://www.saintpetersbasilica.org/Necropolis/Scavi.htm

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