Linus, by nationality an Italian, from the province of Tuscany, son of Herculanus, occupied the see 11 years, 3 months and 12 days. He was bishop in the time of Nero from the consulship of Saturninus and Scipio (a.d. 56) until the year when Capito and Rufus were consuls (a.d. 67).
He was crowned with martyrdom.
He, by direction of the blessed Peter, decreed that a woman must veil her head to come into the church.
- Louise Ropes Loomis, PhD., translator. “Linus”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2015. Web. 19 February 2017. <>