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Linus, Saint

Linus, Saint lī´nəs [key], d. AD 76?, pope (AD 67?–AD 76?), martyr, an Italian; successor of St. Peter and predecessor of St. Cletus (or Anacletus). Nothing is known of his life, but he has been (as early as 189) identified with the biblical Linus . Feast: Sept. 23.

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