clement i, saint

Clement I

noun
Saint (Clement of Rome) a.d. c30–c100, first of the Apostolic Fathers: pope 88?–97?
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Clement I (ˈklɛmənt)
 
n
Saint, called Clement of Rome. pope (?88--?97 ad). Feast day: Nov 23

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clement i, saint

first Apostolic Father, pope from 88 to 97, or from 92 to 101, supposed third successor of St. Peter. According to the early Christian writer Tertullian, he was consecrated by Peter. Bishop St. Irenaeus of Lyon lists him as a contemporary of the Apostles and witness of their preaching. Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea dates his pontificate from 92 to 101. His martyrdom is legendary, and he has been hypothetically identified with the Clement mentioned in Phil. 4:3. His attribute is an anchor, to which he was tied and cast into the sea, according to spurious tales.

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