Religion: Confident Awaiting

Without doubt, when the hour of great revelation comes, it will be most solemn, and all the Christian world will hail it with renewed manifestations of faith and gratitude." These words over the Vatican radio last week heightened the anticipation that was spreading throughout the Roman Catholic world: had the tomb of St.

Peter at last been found? Delicate Digging. Throughout the centuries, the appearance and location of St. Peter's tomb has been a rich source of controversy and legend. The Liber Pontificalis, a chronicle of papal history from the ist to the 15th...

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