Bones discovered

Have St. Peter's Bones Just Been Discovered At A 1000-Year-Old Roman Church?

Sep 13, 2017 by Will Maule

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, Callixtus and Cornelius. I’m not an archaeologist but I understood immediately that they were very old,” the man told Rai Uno, an Italian television channel. “Looking at them, I felt very emotional.”

“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.

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