New Catholic Dictionary – 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 CommonsArticle

Reigned from 64 or 67 to 76 or 79. Died in Rome. It is generally considered that he was the successor of Saint Peter and ruled for 12 years. According to Irenaeus he is the Linus mentioned by Saint Paul (2 Timothy 4). His name is mentioned in the prayer “Communicantes” in the Canon of the Mass. Feast, Roman Calendar, 23 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Linus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2018. Web. 28 September 2021. <>