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Firm on the rock: the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter
21 February 2017
On Saturday, February 18, in Tiberias, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter was celebrated in the presence of bishops, members of various communities and many faithful of Galilee.
"You are the Christ, the Son of the living God": with this profession of faith, the Apostle Simon was the first to recognize Jesus as the Savior. Following this statement, Jesus reveals to the disciple his vocation: "You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church."
This rock, on which the Church rests, is the symbol of the primacy that is normally celebrated on February 22, the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter. In the Holy Land, however, in Tiberias, the festivities started on Saturday 18.
H. E. Mons. GIUSEPPE LAZZAROTTO
Apostolic Nuncio to Israel and Apostolic Delegate to [...]