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The successor to St. Peter, Linus was probably a Tuscan who was bishop of Rome c. 64-c. 79. He knew Sts. Peter and Paul, and because Peter died in 67, some scholars speculate that Linus was a coadjuter with Peter in the see. Legends, no longer credited, say that Linus decreed the practice of women covering their heads in church. Scholars doubt that he died a martyr.
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