"64 AD - the chains of Petrus." Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli Tip by belgianchocolate

Basilica San Pietro in Vincoli, Rome: 39 reviews and 76 photos


Petrus is one of the 12 apostle . One of the 12
disciples of jezus. He is important in Christian
religion as he is seen as the first pope.
Jesus gave him the keys of to heaven.
If you see a statue with keys , a cock or fish
it is likely to be 'Sint Pieter'.
In belgium a lot of jokes are circulating about
people who come to 'Sinte Pieter' to get
into heaven. Whatever...

He probably was killed in the year 64 AD when
Nero was emperor
. He is buried where
now the 'San Pietro in Vaticano' is located.

Anyway , were am I heading for.
The church 'SanPietro in Vincoli' was build
for the chains for 'San Pietro'.
'Vincoli' means chains.
They are kept in a relic shrine in front of the
church. It was quit usual to keep these things
and worship them at that time.
It is sure that they are from that period ,
but if it is the real stuff??? Who knows.

The story goes that there were 2 chains that
Petrus held prison in the marmertine prison
and when they met again in Rome they
miraculously joined together.

How about that?

Address: Piazza di San Pietro in Vincoli
Directions: Near the coliseum...
Phone: +39 6 488 2865
Website: http://www.vicariatusurbis.org

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 30, 2004
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