June 29, Rome honors Saints Peter and Paul. Many sea villages, like Cetara on the Amalfi Coast, honor St. Peter as he was a fisherman called by Jesus to follow him "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men". St. Peter founded, together with St. Paul, the Holy See of Rome. Peter was crucified on the Vatican Hill upside down because he declared himself unworthy to die in the same manner as the Lord. His relics are now enshrined under the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica.
He is considered the first Pope of the Church.