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The Primacy Of The Church Of Rome - Documents, Reflections, Proofs

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Marghheruta Guarducci, acclaimed scholar of ancient literature, extending her research to various disciplines, such as philology, ancient history, archaeology and epigraphy, demonstrates how they contribute toward clarifying and resolving a centuries-old problem: the primacy of the Church of Rome over the other Christian Churches.


The resulting picture spans over two millennia of history, illuminated by several "primacies" of Christianity, gathered and evaluated together for the first time: ownership of the oldest Christian basilica (the Lateran Basilica), the oldest portrait of Christ, the oldest icon of Mary, and, most importantly, the oldest relic which is surely authentic, that of St. Peter in the Vatican Basilica.

In a rigorously scientific way, Guarducci gives evidence of certain concatenations of events which, as if obeying a mysterious design, tend to confirm the primacy of the Church of Rome, the ancient universality of which survives to this day in the spiritual primacy of the Roman "Catholic" - that is, Universal - Church. And this survival is guaranteed down through the centuries by the extraordinary presence in the Vatican of the authentic earthly remains of the Apostle whom Christ selected as His vicar on earth. Illustrated

Margherita Guarducci is a former professor at La Sapienza di Roma University, and a member of various academies including the British Academy and the Accademia dei Lincei. In addition to this new book, her long years of research in the Vatican culminated in her book, The Tomb of St. Peter.


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St. Peter the Apostle

St. Peter the Apostle Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/29

Patron Of: Fishermen, Rome, Butchers, Stone Masons, Bakers, Long Life, Bridge Builders, Clock Makers, Fever, Foot Trouble, Frenzy, Masons, Net Makers, Ship Builders, Stationers, Wolves, Against Fenzy, Papacy, Shipwrights, Shoemakers, Watch Makers

Also known as

    * Cephas
    * First Pope
    * Keipha
    * Kepha
    * Pre-eminent Apostle
    * Prince of the Apostles
    * Shimon Bar-Yonah
    * Shimon Ben-Yonah
    * Simeon
    * Simon
    * Simon bar Jonah
    * Simon ben Jonah
    * Simon Peter


    * 29 June (feast of Peter and Paul)
    * 22 February (feast of the Chair of Peter, emblematic of the world unity of the Church)
    * 1 August (Saint Peter in Chains)
    * 18 November (feast of the dedication of the Basilicas of Peter and Paul)


    Professional fisherman. Brother of Saint Andrew the Apostle, the man who led him to Christ. Apostle. Renamed “Peter” (rock) by Jesus to indicate that Peter would be the rock-like foundation on which the Church would be built. Bishop. First Pope. Miracle worker.


    * c.1 in Bethsaida as Simon


    * martyred c.64 in Rome, Italy
    * crucified head downward because he claimed he was not worthy to die in the same manner as Christ


    * Pre-Congregation

Name Meaning

    * rock


    * against feet problems
    * against fever
    * against foot problems
    * against frenzy
    * bakers
    * bridge builders
    * butchers
    * clock makers
    * cobblers
    * fishermen
    * harvesters
    * locksmiths
    * longevity
    * masons
    * net makers
    * papacy
    * popes
    * ship builders
    * shipwrights
    * shoemakers
    * stone masons
    * Universal Church
    * watch makers
    * Berlin, Germany, archdiocse of
    * Calbayog, Philippines, diocese of
    * Davao, Philippines, archdiocese of
    * Jackson, Mississippi, diocese of
    * Las Vegas, Nevada, diocese of
    * Maralal, Kenya, diocese of
    * Marquette, Michigan, diocese of
    * Peterborough, Ontario, diocese of
    * Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, archdiocese of
    * Providence, Rhode Island, diocese of
    * Scranton, Pennsylvania, diocese of
    * Trois-Rivières, Québec, diocese of
    * Affi, Italy
    * Agordo, Italy
    * Belvedere Ostrense, Italy
    * Birzebbuga, Malta
    * Bremen, Germany
    * Capolona, Italy
    * Capriata d’Orba, Italy
    * Castelletto d’Orba, Piedmont, Italy
    * Chartres, France
    * Chatillon, Aosta, Italy
    * Cluny, France
    * Cologne, Germany
    * Exeter College, Oxford, England
    * Dunajská Streda, Slovakia
    * Gabiano, Italy
    * Imér, Italy
    * Köpenick, Germany
    * Lanuvio, Italy
    * Lessines, Belgium
    * Leuven, Belgium
    * London, England
    * Mdina, Malta
    * Moissac, France
    * Montpellier, France
    * Morbegno, Italy
    * Nadur, Gozo, Malta
    * Namibe, Angola, diocese of
    * Naumburg, Germany
    * Obersmarsberg, Germany
    * Pogliano Milanese, Italy
    * Poznan, Poland
    * Regensburg, Germany
    * Rome, Italy
    * Saint Petersburg, Russia
    * Sint Pieters Rode, Belgium
    * Tagliacozzo, Italy
    * Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
    * Umbria, Italy
    * Vaglia, Italy
    * Worms, Germany
    * Bath Abbey
    * Berchtesgaden Abbey
    * Corbie Abbey


    * book
    * cock or rooster
    * reversed cross
    * keys of Heaven
    * keys
    * pallium
    * papal vestments
    * Apostle holding a book
    * Apostle holding a scroll
    * bald man, often with a fringe of hair on the sides and a tuft on top
    * man crucified head downwards
    * man holding a key or keys
    * man robed as a pope and bearing keys and a double-barred cross


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