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[an-uh-klee-tuh s] /ˌæn əˈkli təs/
flourished 1st century a.d, pope 76–88.
Also called Cletus. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Pope Anacletus speaks of patriarchs, metropolitans, and primates long before they arose.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • Including Linus and Anacletus, here are twelve traditional bishops in succession.

    The Christ Of Paul George Reber
  • Anacletus stayed in Rome, but Innocent crossed the Alps, and a council was summoned at tampes to decide upon his title.

  • As he advanced, Anacletus was rapidly deserted by his supporters, and shortly afterwards solved the difficulty by his death.

  • During the late schism, Tivoli had sided with Anacletus, and on his death still refused to acknowledge Innocent.

    Pope Adrian IV Richard Raby
  • It also proves that Cletus and Anacletus were not reckoned among the bishops of Rome.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

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