Friday, September 23, 2016

The 2nd Pope of the Catholic Church; succeeded St. Peter

St. Linus

Image of St. Linus


Feastday: September 23
Death: 76

Linus was a native of Tuscany. He succeeded St. Peter as Pope about the year 67. St. Irenaeus says he is the Linus mentioned by St. Paul in the second letter to Timothy, chapter 4, verse 21, and that he was consecrated bishop by St. Paul. His feast day is September 23.

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