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saint cletus

second pope (76-88 or 79-91) after St. Peter. According to St. Epiphanius and the priest Tyrannius Rufinus, he directed the Roman Church with St. Linus, successor to St. Peter, during Peter's lifetime. He died, probably a martyr, during the reign of Domitian.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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