The Vatican has announced that bone fragments found in a church crypt may be the remains of the Apostle Paul.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced the bone fragments were found in a tomb beneath the floor of Rome’s Basilica of St. Paul Outside-The-Walls.
Benedict said the bones, which were found inside a stone sarcophagus under the floor of the basilica, confirmed church thinking that they are the remains of the Apostle Paul.
Vatican scientists said recent carbon dating tests run on the fragments confirmed they had come from the first or second century.
The sarcophagus containing the bone fragments was discovered in 2002.