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Saint of the day

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Date 26 April

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St Cletus, Pope and Martyr

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Cletus was a Roman, but probably of Athenian origin. He was the third Pope, reigning from about 80 to 92. He built a small shrine over the tomb of St Peter on the Vatican hill, and was himself buried close to the first Pope. The Colosseum in Rome was inaugurated during his reign.