Rome was the center of the Western world when ancient Apostles Peter and Paul walked and taught here almost two thousand years ago. They testified of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and helped build His Church. This week, modern Apostles also walked and taught in Rome as they prepared for the dedication of the Rome Italy Temple.
Elder David A. Bednar and Elder Ronald A. Rasband, members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visited the prison where it is believed the ancient Apostles Peter and Paul were held captive after publicly sharing their witness of Jesus Christ.
Outside those prison doors, these modern-day Apostles publicly shared their witness of Jesus Christ with hundreds of thousands of people through the use of social media.
Elder Rasband said that he was honored to “witness to the world the same witness that Peter and Paul had of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Elder Bednar testified, “He is the light and life of the world, and the only source of enduring, true joy.”