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St. Anacletus (Cletus) - (76-88)

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Anacletus also called Anencletus, successor to Pope St. Linus." Pope St. Anacletus reigned from c. 79 until c. 92. Because the name Anacletus, which means "blameless," was common among Greek slaves, some scholars Read More

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The second successor of St. Peter . Whether he was the same as Cletus, who is also called Anencletus as well as Anacletus, has been the subject of endless discussion. Irenaeus, Eusebius, Augustine, Optatus, use both names indifferently as of one person. Tertullian omits him altogether. To add to the confusion, the order is different. Thus Irenaeus has Linus, Anacletus, Clement; whereas Augustine ... Read More


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