• Short Summary

    POPE PAUL HAS DECLARED THAT 18 YEARS OF DETAILED STUDY BY EXPERTS HAVE CONVINCED HIM THAT A FEW FRAGMENTS OF HUMAN BONES FOUND UNDER THE BASILICA OF ST.

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    POPE PAUL HAS DECLARED THAT 18 YEARS OF DETAILED STUDY BY EXPERTS HAVE CONVINCED HIM THAT A FEW FRAGMENTS OF HUMAN BONES FOUND UNDER THE BASILICA OF ST. PETER IN THE VATICAN CITY ARE THE AUTHENTIC MORTAL REMAINS OF THE APOSTLE. IT IS FROM ST. PETER THAT THE POPES HAVE CLAIMED THEIR DIVINE AUTHORITY TO BE DESCENDED.

    THE BONES WERE FOUND IN THE CRYPT UNDER THE BASILICA 18 YEARS AGO, AND A STUDY OF THEIR POSSIBLE ORIGIN WAS BEGUN ALMOST IMMEDIATELY. THE MARTYRDOM OF ST. PETER IS BELIEVED TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE VATICAN CIRCUS DURING THE EMPEROR NEGRO'S REIGN IN THE YEAR 65 AD.

    PROOF OF HIS BURIAL PLACE, TRADITIONALLY BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE SITE OF THE BASILICA, WAS MISSING UNTIL 1939, WHEN THE BONES WERE UNCOVERED IN A SHRINE BENEATH THE BASILICA DURING EXCAVATIONS OF GROTTOES THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA24PUVVPI9FTPPI3OKZDHKMGM
    Media URN:
    VLVA24PUVVPI9FTPPI3OKZDHKMGM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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