The Vatican will display what are believed to be the bones of St. Peter — the leader of the 12 apostles of Jesus.
RNS reports that St. Peter’s remains will be shown to mark the end of the Year of Faith which began on Oct. 11, 2012 and will end on Nov. 24. Archbishop Rino Fisichella said in L’Osservatore Romano — the paper of the Holy See — that he expects many Catholics to make the journey to St. Peter’s tomb to celebrate the Year of Faith. He added that these relics have been “traditionally recognized as those of the apostle who gave his life for the Lord on this spot.”
The authenticity of the bones is still questioned by some but the Vatican is expected to get a lot of traffic on Nov. 24 regardless.