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A.D. 64?, most prominent of the Twelve APOSTLES,
traditionally the first bishop of Rome. His name was Simon, but Jesus called him
Cephas [Aramaic, (= (rock], or, in Greek, Petros. A native of Bethsaida in
Galilee, he was the brother of St. ANDREW. Fishermen,
they were called by Jesus at the same time as James (James the Greater) and
John. Peter appears in the gospels as leader and spokesman of the disciples, and
Jesus most often addressed him when speaking to them. When Peter confessed Jesus
to be the Christ, he was told, Upon this rock I will build my church. With James
and John, he was chosen to see the Transfiguration and after the Last Supper
witnessed the agony at Gethsemane. When Jesus was betrayed, Peter denied him, as
Jesus had predicted he would. After the Resurrection Jesus appeared and charged
Peter to feed my sheep. The ACTS OF THE APOSTLES
describes Peter's role as leader in the early apostolic period. According to
2d-cent. sources, he apparently left Antioch for Rome A.D. c.55 and there died
as head of the local church-a martyr under NERO-traditionally
crucified on the Vatican Hill. Over his supposed burial place stands ST. PETER'S CHURCH,
the principal shrine of Europe. Peter is said to have helped St. MARK write his
gospel, but the epistles of PETER are regarded as
mistakenly attributed. His successors as bishop of Rome came to be leaders of
the church (see PAPACY). Source: http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/10074.html
A complete summary of what Catholics believe in common, the
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