St. Petronilla

St. PetronillaSt. Petronilla was long venerated as the daughter of St. Peter; recent study has shown that she belonged to the Roman family of the Aurellii. The mistake arose from misunderstanding an inscription.

On her tomb the Pope and the Roman Church formed by oath a spiritual relationship with France, which thus became the eldest daughter of the Church.

(Source: The New Roman Missal by Father Lasance).

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