Daily Catholic Quote from St. Ireneaus

Night image of St. Peter's Basilica, Ponte Sant’Angelo and Tiber River in Rome, Italy.

Night image of St. Peter’s Basilica, Ponte Sant’Angelo and Tiber River in Rome, Italy.

“Having founded and built the Church, the blessed apostles entrusted the episcopal office to Linus, who is mentioned by Paul in the Epistles to Timothy; Linus was succeeded by Anacletus; after him, in the third place from the apostles, the bishopric fell to Clement, who had seen the blessed apostles and conversed with them, and still had their preaching ringing in his ears and their authentic tradition before his eyes. And he was not the only one; there were still many people alive who had been taught by the apostles… In the same order and the same succession the authentic tradition received from the apostles and passed down by the Church, and the preaching of the truth, have been handed on to us.” (St. Ireneaus, Against Heresies)


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