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LINUS

A Christian in Rome, evidently a companion or follower of Paul, because in the conclusion of a letter Paul sent Timothy, Linus was one of four who sent greetings (II Timothy 4:21). According to Irenaeus, Linus succeeded Peter as Bishop of Rome.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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