Religion: The Key of St. Peter?

No body has ever been the subject of such detailed and delicate detective work as the remains of the onetime fisherman, Simon, whom Jesus renamed Peter. For though, according to tradition and Roman Catholic doctrine, Peter was the first Bishop of Rome, from whom the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven have been handed down to the succession of Popes, no absolutely conclusive evidence of his presence in Rome has yet been found.

In the fourth century Emperor Constantine built the first basilica of St. Peter's on the site of his supposed tomb in...

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