Liber Pontificalis – Cletus

illustration of Pope Saint Anacletus from The Lives and Times of the Popes by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, 1911Article

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, by direction of the blessed Peter, ordained 25 priests in the city of Rome in the month of December.

He also was buried near the body of the blessed Peter in the Vatican, April 26.

And the bishopric was empty 20 days.

MLA Citation

  • Louise Ropes Loomis, PhD., translator. “Cletus”. Liber Pontificalis, 1916. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 November 2015. Web. 23 May 2019. <>