Vatican to put St Peter's relics on display for first time

Relics for display

For the first time, the bones traditionally believed to be the relics of St Peter the Apostle will be on public display for veneration, reports the Catholic News Service.



Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, said the veneration of the relics at the Vatican is a fitting way to conclude the Year of Faith November 24.

Writing in the Vatican newspaper on Friday, the archbishop, whose office organised many of the Year of Faith events, said millions of pilgrims marked the Year of Faith by making a pilgrimage to St Peter's tomb and renewing their profession of faith there.

'The culminating sign' of the year, he said, 'will be the exposition for the first time of the relics traditionally recognized as those of the apostle who gave his life for the Lord here.'

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