Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, said it would be "a serious mistake" to view Pope Benedict XVI's offer of an Anglican sanctuary within Roman Catholicism as a response to difficulties within the Church of England. He might be right in suggesting that the Pontiff's plan for a new canonical structure is intended to cast the net of Rome more widely, notably to the farther shores of Anglicanism in America and Australia. But it will clearly have a profound impact on the Church of England, which makes it surprising that Dr Williams was not informed of this significant development until relatively recently, as he himself acknowledged....
"If you consider that Peter was front and center in virtually every improtant dialogue with Jesus and that he was consulted on every major decision after Jesus' death it becomes obvious that Peter was held in high regard by the other Apostles."
It is true Peter was key in starting the church at Pentecost, but the symbol of the keys does not make Peter the chief apostle. Remember the same authority was give to the others.(Matt 18:18)
The account about the council in Acts ch6 does not mention Peter. It says the twelve (apostles) formed the council and appointed several men to look after the widows.
Secondly the council described in Acts ch15 met in Jerusalem to consider the problem of the Judaizers. James seemed to chair the meeting. Peter spoke but so did Paul and Barnabas. At the end, James gave his advice, and the council sent chosen men with Paul and Barnabas to Antioch with letters from the council.
If Peter had been the Pope, there would have been no need for a council. Peter would simply have written a papal encyclical and that would have been the end of the matter. But the council decided and followed their course. Peter had no special role or authority in the council.
The idea of people exalting a man is not biblical. See Matt 20:25 to 28.