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Apostle (Greek, one sent forth), the name given by Christ to twelve of His disciples, whom He designated as His messengers. They were named Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the Less, Simon the Canaanite, Jude, and Judas Iscariot. St. Paul and Barnabas were afterwards spoken of as apostles. The lists vary slightly in the different Gospels.