The Roman Catholic church claims to date from the verbal investiture of Peter the Apostle as the first head of the Christian Church and its foundation. This is denied by the Bible and by history. There was a Peter in Rome, but it was not the Apostle! Here is an historical view of where Peter the Apostle was based on Bible: http://www.picknowl.com.au/homepages/rlister/cath/cath2.htm And here is the other one -- the one who really started the church the Roman Catholics have emerged from via Constantine: http://www.historicist.com/articles/simon_magus.htm Both articles are referenced and worth the read for those who have been led to believe that it was Peter the Apostle who was a. in Rome b. the head of the early Christian church Neither is true in the slightest. Both the above links are very readable and well-referenced essays.