Fox News: Vatican to Display Remains of St. Peter to Public for First Time

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His soul may be waiting at the gates of Heaven, but the bones of St. Peter will be on display for the first time ever Caravaggio-Crucifixion_of_Peterlater this month at the basilica that bears his name, according to the Vatican.

The beloved saint’s remains, discovered during excavations of the necropolis under St. Peter’s Basilica in the 1940s, have stayed below ground and out of public view since their discovery – and since Pope Paul VI vouched for their authenticity in the 1960s. But top Vatican official Archbishop Rino Fisichella, who is  president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization, made the announcement in Monday’s L’Osservatore Romano, part of News.va, the official Vatican network.

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