Legal status under Constantine. Emperor Constantine's Edict of Milan in 313 AD ended the state-sponsored persecution of Christians in the East, and his own conversion to Christianity was a significant turning point in history.
The conversion of Emperor Constantine to Christianity in AD 312 signalled the beginning of the end of pagan celebrations in the Empire, but early religious leaders couldn’t simply ban the popular Saturnalia, as there would be a backlash.
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Men were believing the Bible, the holy scriptures, the word of God, long before emperor Constantine and the popes (fathers of the "Roman Catholic Church"). Christians kept on believing the Bible even after the popes rose to the height of their stature-- those men, women, and children were killed for believing the Bible--even whole towns were ...