The See of Rome

When St.Paul appeared in Rome he ordained Linus, the brother of Claudia and son of Caractacus, to be the First Bishop of the Christian Church at Rome.

St.Peter affirms this fact in the 'Apostolic Constitutions' (Bk.1. ch.46) Concerning those Bishops who have been ordained in our lifetime. These are:

Antioch- Eudius, ordained by me (Peter)

Rome- Linus, brother of Claudia, ordained by Paul.

After Linus's death, Clemens ordained by me (Peter).

Irenaeus (Bp.of Lyons) also confirmed Linus as being First Bishop of Rome (Irenance Opera 3:1 This also is the Linus mentioned by Paul in his Epistles to Timothy. The Encyclopedia Britannica also names Linus as First Bishop of Rome.

Linus is believed to have been Baptised and Confirmed in Britain long before being taken hostage with Caractacus to Rome. So the Church of Rome had its roots in the Culdee Church of Britain.

No man whether he be Bishop,Patriarch,Pope or King can claim Supremacy over the Church. Only one Person has that right and that is Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Look at Luke 22:24-26; 1 Cor.3:11; Ephes.1:22-23 & Colossians 1:18.

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