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Jay Davitt wrote:

Hi, guys —

I head that in Capernaum, the Catholic Church built a church on the actual spot that Peter lived — where his home was located.

  • Is this true and what proof do we have that it is the actual spot?

Thanks for your help.


  { Did the Catholic Church build a church on the actual spot where St. Peter's home was located? }

Mike replied:

Hi, Jay —

That's what the Wikipedia article says.

I looked a little further and found a Google map of the insides of this church:

I checked Catholic Hierarchy and found a page that listed the current dioceses for Israel.
I'm not sure which one would oversees Capernaum but there were only two and one
of the dioceses did not have a bishop. : )

We should all be praying that Catholics will be able to continue to worship in freedom in Israel, while also praying that we will be allowed the freedom of religion in that country.


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