Pope Benedict XVI announced yesterday that scientific tests indicate that St. Paul is indeed buried in a sarcophagus beneath the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.

Go here to read an article by Associated Press about this confirmation of what has been held to be true for nearly 2,000 years by Catholic tradition.

At a ceremony marking the conclusion of the Church’s Year of St. Paul, Associated Press reported, the Pope said, “This seems to confirm the unanimous and uncontested tradition that they are the mortal remains of the apostle Paul.”