St. Cletus (Roman Pope), 26 April

St. Cletus (Roman Pope), 26 April

The name Cletus ia another form of the name Anacletus

St. Cletus was a Roman, and belonged to the quarter known as the Vicus Patrici. His father's name was Emilianus. Cletus ruled the Roman Church from some time in the reign of the Emperor Vespasian to some time in the reign of Domitian (from about 76 to about 88). St. Linus was his predecessor. He ordained twenty-five priests, was martyred and buried near St. Peter and St. Linus on the Vatican, where his relics remain.

St. Cletus' feast is celebrated along with that of St. Marcellinus (Pope of Rome) on the 26th April.

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