Pope number two. The sequel. Maybe. It’s debated whether Linus or Clement I was the actual successor to Peter but most sources name the next Pope,before he was called the Pope,as Linus. Linus had a short term,but under his decree he created the first fifteen bishops and made it a rule that women wear veils or cover their heads during Mass. This was probably already a rule,but Linus is the guy that stamped it into the books. Veils fell out of favor in the 1970s,as it was declared not to be a matter of faith if a woman wore one or not.
The fisherman from Galilee that became a fisher of men. The rock upon which the Church was built,(his name Peter roughly translates to the word rock),he was told by Jesus to go and feed his lambs,tend his sheep. His missionary work took him to many places until he finally settled in Rome. He was martyred by Emperor Nero,held up with his fellow Christians as scapegoats for the fire that destroyed much of Rome. He was fleeing the city when he saw a vision of Jesus heading back into Rome. He asked where Jesus was going,and Jesus told him he was going into the city,to be crucified again. Peter turned and probably giving the biggest sigh in history,went back to Rome and to his fate. He had failed Jesus before,but not this time. He was crucified upside down,feeling he was unworthy of the same death as his lord and friend.
My name is Kris Cotner. My wife Gennifer and I joined the Catholic Church in April 2014 and along with a wonderful sense of belonging,it also brought a ton of questions about the history and practices of the Church itself. Among the many wonderful things to learn about,I became fascinated with the Pope and the many,many men,(great and not so great),that have held that title. I thought the best way to learn about them was to put my hobby of drawing to use and try to draw and give some info about every Pope. In order. Every week. From Peter to Francis. Consider it a dummie’s guide to the Papacy. Written by a dummy. I hope to learn much along the way,and with 266 guys to draw,I’ll have plenty of time to learn it.