New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Anacletus

bas relief statue of Pope Saint Cletus, date and artist unknown; Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, ItalyDerivation

  • Greek: recalled


Reigned c.79 to c.90. Martyr. According to tradition he was a Greek he was a convert of Saint Peter, was ordained by him, and was his second successor. He may be identical with the Cletus spoken of by Augustine and other writers. He is mentioned in the Canon of the Mass as Cletus, was martyred, and buried near Saint Peter. Feast, Roman Calendar, 13 July.

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  • “Pope Saint Anacletus”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 June 2012. Web. 16 May 2021. <>