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Saint Peter

Peter was born in year 1 in Bethsaida and lived with his wife and children in Capernaum. He was led to Christ by the apostle Andrew and was thus accepted into the group of disciples.

Peter’s confession of faith from Caesarea: “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God!” Following Peter’s confession, Jesus calls him anew: “Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona; for it was not flesh and blood that revealed this to thee, but my Father in heaven. But I say to you: You are Peter and on this rock I will build my church and the powers of the underworld will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; what you will bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and what you will loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”

Heilige Petrus

Saint Peter in Santa Maria in Traspontina (Rome)