Sarcophagus of Saint Paul to be on public display

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The sarcophagus containing the remains of Saint Paul will in future be displayed for followers to visit in Rome at the Christian apostle's tomb, the Vatican said. The Vatican's archaeological services made an opening under the main altar of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls, to allow visitors to see the sarcophagus of the saint buried there, said Giorgio Filippi, head of the Epigraphical department of the Vatican Museums, in a news conference.

The authenticity of the tomb of Saint Paul, who was beheaded in 67 A.D. in Rome,"is of no doubt", according to Italian Cardinal Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, archpriest of the basilica.

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