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Anacletus

[an-uh-klee-tuh s]
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noun
  1. flourished 1st century a.d., pope 76–88.
Also called Cletus.
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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