New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Anicetus

detail of a statue of Pope Anicetus, artist unknown, date unknown; Church of Saint Laurence, Wolnzach, Germany; photographed on 28 October 2012 by Mattana; swiped off Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Reigned c.157 to c.168. Martyr, born Syria. He allowed Saint Polycarp and the Eastern Christians to celebrate Easter on the 14th day of Nisan, regardless of whether it fell on Sunday. Feast, 17 April.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Anicetus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 July 2012. Web. 17 January 2019. <>