Pope Saint Linus

detail of a stained glass window showing Pope Saint Linus giving a nail from the cross of Saint Peter to Saint Clair of Rome; by Ch. Lorin of Chartres, 1905; Church of Saint-Clair, Réguiny, France; photographed on 1 November 2013 by XIIIfromTOKYO; swiped from Wikimedia Commons; click for source imageMemorial

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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“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 March 2015. Web. 25 May 2015. <>