Pope Clement I
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St. Clement I was the fourth pope and leader of the Roman Catholic Church, reigning from approximately 88 CE to 99 CE. Considered the first Apostolic Father of the early Church, Pope Clement authored an epistle to the church of the Corinthians, one of the most important early Christian documents extant outside of the New Testament. According to tradition, under the orders of the Roman Emperor Trajan Pope Clement was exiled to Crimea and subsequently martyred by being tied to an anchor and thrown into the sea.