Antioch was the first city in world history to become Christian in southern Asia Minor. The word “Catholic” may have been originated with St. Ignatius of Antioch. Some claim a lion in the arena refused to eat St. Ignatius after he helped the lion with a splinter. A strong proto-Talmudic community existed in Antioch which prospered in trade and exerted influence to plot against the Church when it was but a seedling.
St. Peter is the first Pope crucified upside down and repented of denying Jesus 3 times. St. Paul was the greatest evangelizer, second only to Christ. His epistles are favored by many false religion Protestants who read into Romans a faith without works which is false and contradicts Paul himself and the Epistle of St. James. St. Paul was a son of Asia Minor, modern day Turkey, of the tribe of Benjamin, full brother of Old Testament Joseph and a student of Rabbi Gamaliel. He persecuted protomartyr St. Stephen and converted on the road to Damascus after being knocked off his horse and blinded by God.
Saint Ignatius / Ignacio ora pro nobis Deum
Sancte Pedro y Paulo, orate pro nobis Deum
Saint Paul, pray for the conversion of the Alawites of Damascus