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Monday, November 18, 2013

Public exhibit of St. Peter relics revives debate

In this April 1, 2013 file photo made available by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis kneels in prayer in front of what is believed to be the burial site of St. Peter in the necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The Vatican's decision to publicly exhibit the purported relics of the Apostle Peter for the first time this weekend has spotlighted the intense scientific debate over whether the bones actually belong to the first bishop of Rome.