It took three years for archeologists to subject the remains to the first ever scientific tests and establish that they belonged to Saint Paul, a Jewish Roman citizen from Tarsus, in what is now Turkey.
Pope Benedict XVI announced the findings during a service at the basilica, as Rome prepared to celebrate the Feasts of Saint Peter and Saint Paul."This seems to confirm the unanimous and undisputed tradition that these are the mortal remains of the Apostle Paul," he said.
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The grass-fed steaks are perfectly cooked to order and the rotating small plates are always a delight to share. delicious pastas, lasagna, pizza, garlic bread and best of all - a patisserie!Saint Paul (2) Life of Saint Paul before and after Damascus.Dear Brothers and Sisters, In the last Catechesis before the holidays - two months ago, at the beginning of July - I began a new series of topics on the occasion of the Pauline Year, examining the world in which St Paul lived.We find Paul's biographical details respectively in the Letter to Philemon, in which he says he is "an old man" (Phlm 9: presbytes) and in the Acts of the Apostles in which, at the time of the stoning of Stephen, he is described as "a young man" (7: 58: neanías).Both these expressions are obviously generic but, according to ancient calculations, a man of about 30 was described as "young" whereas he would be called "old" by the time he had reached the age of about 60.