A Vatican worker believes that he has just uncovered the bones of one St. Peter, one of Jesus' Apostles. The bones were found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death, according to The Telegraph.
St. Peter is widely regarded by Catholics as the first Pope. The bones were discovered when the worker lifted up a marble slab near the medieval altar of the church, which has been closed to the public for 35 years because of structural issues.
“There were two clay pots which were inscribed with the names of early popes – Peter, Felix,
“We’re waiting for a detailed study to be undertaken,” said the deacon. “A DNA comparison between these bones and those kept by the Vatican would shed light on the issue.”
A Vatican spokesman said it was too early to comment on the discovery.