A Government-ordered inquiry will publish its report later into how nearly 200 IRA suspects were given official letters saying they were not under investigation - a secret process that led to one of them walking free from the Old Bailey.The birthplace of the men Christians believe were some of the first followers of Jesus have been found in Israel, a team of archaeologists has claimed.Work is also being carried out on another site a few miles (km) away Peter, a fisherman, was called to be a disciple of Jesus at the beginning of his ministry according to Christian tradition.Saint Andrew is believed to have died around 60 or 70 AD in Patras, Greece. Early church legends say he undertook missionary activity in the area around the Black Sea.First century Roman historian Flavius Josephus wrote that Julias was built around 30 AD on the ruins of Bethsaida, where the Gospel of John says Peter was born.Christians recognise Saint Peter, originally a fisherman, as one of the first followers of Jesus and the leader of the early Church.This painting by Artus Wolffort entitled 'Saint Andrew the Apostle' shows St Peter's brother This gives the flag of Scotland, of which Andrew is the patron Saint, its characteristic shape.Saint Philip, who is believed to have died in the first century AD, makes frequent appearances in the Gospel According to John.
He said he hoped further excavations would reveal evidence from pre-Roman times, including ancient Jewish remains, which could help verify whether the site is Bethsaida.
This painting by Rubens entitled 'Saint Peter as Pope' depicts Peter the Apostle wearing the pallium religious robes of the Catholic church and holding the keys of heaven Saint Andrew is believed to have died around 60 or 70 AD in Patras, Greece.
Early church legends say he undertook missionary activity in the area around the Black Sea.
Researchers say they may have discovered what they say is the home town of Peter, Philip and Peter's brother Andrew, near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel.
Experts have long sought to locate the lost Roman city of Julias, believed to have been built on the ruins of Bethsaida, a Jewish fishing village.