Theological questions from a Protestant

I’ve always been a Protestant but I would like to learn more about the history of Christianity, it’s founding and Catholicism, given that Catholicism predates the Protestant Reformation by some 1200 years.

Some common questions that I have I am sure you get many times over.

Where in the Bible are the sacraments mentioned?

I would like to understand the background and emphasis on reverence for the apostles and Mary.

Is there specific scripture that indicates a papal succession from Peter onward?

These are just a few questions I’m curious about. I know a small amount about the Catholic faith, and am very interested in learning more. Thanks in advance.

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*]How do we know the successors to the apostles had the same authority they did?

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