Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Serbs mark 1,700th anniversary of Edict of Milan

After miraculous victory, Roman Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in 313 A.D.
Bishops stream past Gian Lorenzo Bernini's statue of the Roman Emperor Constantine in 2009 in St. Peter's Basilica. The statue shows Constantine looking at a cross that appeared in the sky in Rome in 312. Paul Haring / CNS.
Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan celebrated a Mass 1,700 years in the making Sept. 21. Surrounded by politicians, diplomats, and representatives of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the papal envoy marked the anniversary of the Edict of Milan, a landmark proclamation that legalized Christianity in the Roman Empire in 313. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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