“This discovery is our strongest indicator that Peter had a special association with the basilica."
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The mosaic more than 1,500 years old cites the church’s donor and a plea for intercession that shores up the case of el-Araj as Bethsaida and the basilica as the Church of the Apostles
An inscription with a plea to St. Peter found at the archaeological site of el-Araj strongly supports the case that this is the lost city of Bethsaida and that the basilica there is the Church of the Apostles
"Whenever we drove the Thruway, we would see the basilica and its trumpeting angels rising from the trees of Lackawanna, and my mother would say in a no-big-deal voice: 'That’s where your father used to live,' " writes Sean Kirst.
Thousands of people in Philadelphia continue to protest racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Crowds in Center City stretched from the steps of the Art Museum and past the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
Thousands are protesting in Barcelona, blocking off major streets and the Sagrada Familiabasilica. The protests come after 9 people got jail sentences for organizing a Catalonia independence vote. Thousands of others are marching on highways from other towns to join them.