THE Vatican has unveiled the tiny coffin of St Peter for the first time.
The casket, just nine inches long, holds the very small body of Jesus’s right hand man and first Pontiff of the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis prayed before the coffin yesterday in Rome and called on religions around the world to be nicer to people who are less than one foot high.
He said: “Jesus called St Peter his ‘rock’. Looking at this tiny coffin, that now seems odd. But who am I to decide who is and is not tall enough to be a Pope?”
Worshipper Emma Bradford said: “I am glad to discover that St Peter was just eight inches high. It makes the whole thing more believable.”