Pope Saint Cletus

Also known as

  • Anacletus
  • Anacletus I

Memorial

Profile

Convert of Saint Peter the Apostle, who ordained him. Third pope. He ordained an undetermined number of priests during his reign, but almost nothing else is known about him. Martyred in the persecutions of Domitian. May have been the Cletus that Saint Augustine of Hippo wrote about. He is mentioned in the Canon of the Mass.

Born

Papal Ascension

Died

  • c.89
  • relics in Saint Linus Church, Vatican City

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Cletus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 March 2014. Web. 29 July 2014. <>