Have Vatican archaeologists found the remains of the Apostle Paul?
Pope Benedict announced on Sunday that fragments of bone dating to the first or second century have been discovered in a tomb in the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome.
Tradition holds that Paul was martyred in Rome around A.D. 65 and that his remains are located in the Basilica.
But there was no way of knowing until the discovery of a sarcophagus in 2006.
Archaelogists drilled a tiny hole in the stone coffin and found traces of purple linen cloth and fragments of bone, which have been dated to the time of Paul's life.