Jesus established one Church. The Church's rock of foundation was in the person of the first apostle Peter when Jesus said to him: "And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this Rock (Peter, Cephas in Syriac) I will build my Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18. Yet, knowledgeable people still want to go around this very self-explanatory statement. When Jesus starts changing names of persons, He has a very specific purpose why He does it. For Peter was first called Simon, but now Jesus is emphasizing that Simon must be called Cephas (Peter) because Peter (Rock) will be the foundation of Jesus' Church. This Universal (Catholic) Church anchored in the city of Rome where Peter's bones are located, is now the seat of Peter's successor, Pope Benedict XVI. And through the centuries, Jesus' promise that "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" has stood the test of time. Empires will come and go but a Church founded on a weak link has been strengthened by the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ. G. K. Chesterton aptly and paradoxically put it when he said: "When Christ at a symbolic moment was establishing His great society, He chose for its corner-stone neither the brilliant Paul nor the mystic John, but a shuffler, a snob, a coward -- in a word, a man. And upon this rock He has built His Church, and the gates of hell have not prevailed against it. All the empires and the kingdoms have failed, because of this inherent and continual weakness, that they were founded by strong men and upon strong men. But this one thing, the historic Christian Church, was founded on a weak man, and for that reason it is indestructible. For no chain is stronger than its weakest link."--(From Heretics by G.K. Chesterton, a convert to Catholicism).