(Gr. anegklemtos, “blameless”). According to tradition the third bishop of Rome, following Linus (64-76) and preceding Clement (88-96). Anacletus or Anencletus is to be identified with Cletus, although theassumes that Anencletus and Cletus were different persons. The ascription of twelve years to his office and that of Linus may indicate that tradition was anxious to provide a link between Peter (d. 64) and . It is unfortunate for this theory that no trace of monepiscopacy can be found in Rome until the middle of the second century.