1An Apostle; born Simon. Peter (‘stone’) is the name given him by Jesus, signifying the rock on which he would establish his Church. He is regarded by Roman Catholics as the first bishop of the Church at Rome, where he is said to have been martyred in about ad 67. He is often represented as the keeper of the door of heaven. Feast day, 29 June.
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