Category: Historic Shrines Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Hits: 671
"..The history of St. Peter's Basilica dates back almost 2000 years. The basilica is named after Saint Peter, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus and according to the tradition, the first Bishop of Rome. Saint Peter is therefore the first in the line of the papal succession."
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