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Twenty-five presbyters ordained for the City of Rome, Pope St. Cletus or Anacletus (76-88).

This pope, on St. Peter's instructions, ordained 25 priests in Rome in December.

Hic ex praecepto beati Petri XXV presbiteros ordinavit in urbe Roma mense Decemb.

Source: Josi, Enrico. "Titoli della Chiesa Romana", Enciclopedia Cattolica, 12 vols. Città del Vaticano: Ente per l'Enciclopedia Cattolica e per il Libro Cattolico, 1949-1954, Vol. XII, col. 152-158.

Text: The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis). The ancient biographies of the first ninety Roman bishops to AD 715. Translated with an introduction by Raymond Davis. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1989. (Translated texts for historians, Latin Series V), p. 2; Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Liber Pontificalis, "III. Cletus", p. 6.

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