What is the Edict of Milan, and how was it important to the early Church? Thanks.
The Edit of Milan was a proclamation, initiated by Constantine in the West, but agreed to by Licinius in the East, by which Christianity was given legal status, equal to paganism if not a little superior to it. Persecution in any form from 313 was supposed to come to a stop.
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Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.