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St Peter’s bones ‘found in ancient church in Rome during restoration work’

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The Church of Santa Maria in Capella in Rome where bones attributed to St. Peter have been discovered.Wikimedia Commons

Bones attributed to St Peter have been found inside an ancient church in Rome during routine restoration work, according to reports.

The apparent relics of the Apostle, who is regarded by Catholics as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the Church of Santa Maria which dates back 1,000 years and is situated at Cappella in the district of Trastevere, a medieval warren of cobbled streets on the banks of the Tiber River, The Telegraph reported.

The discovery was made when a workman lifted up a large marble slab near the medieval altar in the church, which has been closed to the public for 35 years because of structural problems.

He found two Roman-era pots with inscriptions on their lids indicating that bone fragments were inside belonging to St Peter, along

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