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When Is a Chair Not a Chair?

When Is a Chair Not a Chair?

Visitors at the Vatican can view the remains of a simple wooden chair associated with Saint Peter that is kept above the main altar at Saint Peter’s Basilica. But when the Church celebrates the Chair of Saint Peter on February 22, it’s his teaching authority—known as the Cathedra Petri—we honor, not a piece of furniture. Bishops around the world share this same authority and responsibility to share the faith and teachings of the Church with the people of their dioceses. Share Chair of Saint Peter with your families, and pray for bishops around the world.

 
Image credit: M.MIGLIORATO/CPP/CIRIC

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