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Pope Anacletus I

Pope Anacletus, or Pope Anencletus, second bishop of Rome, perhaps the same person as Pope Cletus.

Eusebius, Irenaeus, Augustine and Optatus[?] consider Cletus and Anacletus to be the same person, but differ in the order of the first popes: Irenaeus lists Linus, Anacletus, Clement, but Augustine and Optatus list Linus, Clement, Anacletus.

Catalogus Liberianus[?], Carmen contra Marcionem and Liber Pontificalis state that Anacletus and Cletus are different persons.

According to the catalogues he occupied the papal chair for twelve years (c. 77-88), and died as martyr. His relics are kept in Saint Linus Church, Vatican City. His memorial day is April 26.

preceded by Pope Linus, (67-76)
succeeded by Pope Clement I, (88-97)



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