Cletus, by nationality a Roman, from the precinct Vicus Patricius, son of Emilianus, occupied the see 7 years, 1 month and 20 days.
He was bishop in the time of Vespasian and Titus from of Domitian until the year when Domitian was consul for the 9th time and Rufus was consul with him (a.d. 83).
He was crowned with martyrdom.
He also was buried near the body of the blessed Peter in the Vatican, April 26.
And the bishopric was empty 20 days.
- Louise Ropes Loomis, PhD., translator. “Cletus”. . CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2015. Web. 27 April 2017. <>