Pope Saint Linus

[Pope Linus]
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Second Pope, and the first to be chosen in Rome, Italy. According to Irenaeus, he is the Linus mentioned by Saint Paul in 2 Timothy 4. His name is mentioned in the prayerCommunicantes” in the Canon of the Mass. Traditionally honoured as a martyr, though there is no certain documentation of this. Nothing else is known of his life, and ancient documents about his papacy have proven to be inaccurate or apocryphal.

Born

Papal Ascension

Died

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Linus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 September 2013. Web. 28 August 2014. <>