APOSTLE Archives - Official tourist service for Saint Peter's Basilica
SAINT PETER: PRINCE OF THE APOSTLES

SAINT PETER: PRINCE OF THE APOSTLES

St. Peter is the most important of the 12 apostles, the very first Pope and, according to tradition, the guardian of the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven. Both St. Peter’s Basilica and the square on which it stands are named after him. His original name was Shimon...