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Archbishop Chullikatt: Flagrant and widespread persecution of Christians in Middle East §RV


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This Day in th eYesteryear: DIOCLETIAN PUBLISHES EDICT CALLING FOR PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS (303 CE)


Diocletian Publishes Edict Calling for Persecution of Christians (303 CE)

Though the Roman Emperor Diocletian ordered the persecution of Christians several times, his so-called Great Persecution began with an official edict. Churches were razed, scriptures burned, and practitioners executed. A few years later, he became the first Roman emperor to voluntarily abdicate, after which he retired to Croatia to grow cabbages in peace. The reign of Constantine soon made Christianity the empire’s preferred religion. When asked to return to the throne, how did Diocletian reply?More… Discuss