Vatican to Show St. Peter’s Bones

For the first time since they were discovered in the 1940s, the Vatican plans to display bones that are believed to have belonged to St. Peter. The remains will be exhibited at the leader of the 12 apostles’ tomb in honor of the end of the Year of Faith, a “summons to an authentic and renewed conversation to the Lord” that Pope Benedict XVI began on Oct. 11, 2012 and will close on November 24. Catholic pilgrims who make their way to St. Peter’s tomb will see “the relics traditionally recognized as those of the apostle who gave his life for the Lord on this spot,” announced the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization in L’Osservatore Romano, the Holy See’s semi-official newspaper.