Where are the Skulls of Saints Peter and Paul?

In the video below I give a brief history and tour of one of my favorite places in Rome: the Pope’s Cathedral and Basilica of Saint John Lateran.

Although many people have forgotten, the heads of Peter and Paul are situated in the baldacchino which you can see in this video (click here to watch):

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  • Laurence Charles Ringo

    Hmm…I guess the obvious question is: What does it matter? Will there be a ginormous church built with the skulls enclosed within the altar that “the faithful”genuflecting before these relics? (And why do catholics venerate body parts and long-dead bones,anyway? What’up with that???

  • Warren Stelly

    Dr. Marshall, Can you tell me when, i.e., what year, the two Apostolic Skull were transferred to St. John Lateran??