Vatican to Display St. Peter’s Bones

For the first time ever, the Vatican will put on display bones believed to be those of the Christian martyr

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For the first time, devout Catholics may soon be able to get a glimpse of St. Peter before they reach the Pearly Gates.

The remains of Peter, one of Jesus’ 12 disciples, will be put on display for the public, the Vatican announced Monday.

Discovered in the 1940s and never officially declared  authentic, the bones will be exhibited in St. Peter’s tomb, a structure beneath St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Peter, recognized as the first Pope in the Catholic faith, is traditionally believed to have been crucified upside down for his faith on that spot in 64 or 67 C.E., Religion News Service reports.

The display will mark the end of the Year of Faith, which began by papal declaration on October 11, 2012, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council that transformed the Catholic church.

[Religion News Service]

101 comments
Adriana Rodriguez
Adriana Rodriguez

Who cares about some bones!?? Really!! If St. Peter ever really existed, he was no better man than my grand dad! Who wants to see my grand dad's old rotten and buried bones ???

Patti Codd
Patti Codd

Uh oh..not liking this one. Why would they even have such a notion? St. Peter was chosen by Christ to be the Church's first Pope. "Upon this Rock (reference Peter) I will build my Church." And we were doing so good by Pope Francis....

Norman Thijsen
Norman Thijsen

It is not about the bones but about the spirit. What we do in life goes on for eternity so the principle we need embrace and forget about bones.

Christine C Nichols
Christine C Nichols

Almost all major religions in the world have relics of the honored forefathers. Educate yourself.

Christine C Nichols
Christine C Nichols

..... All major religions have relics of their honored forefathers. Educate yourself.

Lourens Coetzer
Lourens Coetzer

It would be way more interesting if the put all of their vaults content on display.

Amy Low
Amy Low

if only someone could come up with some kind of Miley Cyrus reference, it would make this article so much better

Kenn Shima
Kenn Shima

The bones may not do much for one's faith in Christ.

Carole Kelly
Carole Kelly

you know the filipinos are some of the most devoted catholics right.. they pray, trust me

Brett Walker
Brett Walker

jus stupid........they look like every other bone youve ever seen

Martin Monareng
Martin Monareng

I'd have prefered , rather a "Good Picture of the Remains" , instead !

Ron Barnes
Ron Barnes

That is what the one Ethiopian church says.

Taira Norris
Taira Norris

Just b/c someone existed doesn't mean the stories about them are true

Rommel Advincula Noceda
Rommel Advincula Noceda

Peter did'nt had a chance to go to Rome, Paul was the one who did.. According to the bible.. So where does this catholic get their information?

Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen

In the days of Luther, the catholics claimed they had some milk from the breast of Mary. What a load of rubbish.

Japhet Achandi Abriba
Japhet Achandi Abriba

Some day you will loke for the bonds of Japhet son of Nuhah, why not alowd that tedioce servan to rest in peace, if only that's his bonds, who engrave that grave that gave them pure adentification, na wa o.

Myrna S. Tangco
Myrna S. Tangco

To: John Jones re: false prophet - I agree. It's been revealed recently

Myrna S. Tangco
Myrna S. Tangco

It's part of the vicious campaign by the pro-false prophet and antichrist within Vatican to desecrate anything and everything "sacred" in the Eyes of God. BEWARE AND BE AWARE!

Karen Szwejkowski
Karen Szwejkowski

go look @ the dead bodies on display in the streets of the phillipines then say oh how wonderful..considering their death and how St.Peter was killed for Christ.0h how wonderful...how nice of the pope.

Peter Ayuba
Peter Ayuba

Of what importance are the bones of St. Peter?

Robert Schiele
Robert Schiele

They will display what they claim are the bones of Simon called Peter. I think they did a bit of scientific research and found that the bones do date from approximately the correct time, and tradition has long maintained that Peter was crucified on Vatican Hill. But there is absolutely no way to prove that the bones in question are actually those of the apostle.

Bristol Eastwood
Bristol Eastwood

they prayed for them didn't they? god will magically fix it all up instantly

Pamela Torres
Pamela Torres

Why? Let him rest in peace, please.Would you want your bones laidout for all to see after you're gone?That's why we say, "Rest in peace."Let him rest.

Maxim Quirk
Maxim Quirk

sounds pagan! worshiping bones of the dead...

Aames Lee
Aames Lee

I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offering. - Hosea 6:6

Rictristan Flores
Rictristan Flores

for the longest time they've been displaying.... Their hypocrisy...

Mary Tankesly
Mary Tankesly

says there aren't any bones that belonged to Jesus because He ascended into heaven, body and soul.