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Simon Peter: The first Pope of the Catholic Church

THE FIRST POPE

  Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the see of Rome. Short story about St Peter. St. Peter was born in Bethsaida, Galilee. Received from Jesus Christ the supreme pontifical power to be transmitted to his successors, he instituted the first ecclesiastical code and the recitation of the “Our ...

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Mass Reading: January 9

Saturday after Epiphany; St. Adrian of Canterbury Mass Reading: January 9 FIRST READING John 5:14–21 Beloved: We have this confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know that what we have asked him for is ours. If ...

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