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Was Peter the First Pope? How the Papacy Originated in Rome

By February 20, 2013

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Simon Peter, Saint Peter, Apostle
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Catholics believe that the bishop of Rome inherits the mantle of Peter, apostle of Jesus Christ who was entrusted with the administration of his church after he died. Peter travelled to Rome where he is believed to have established a Christian community before he was martyred.


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