The Diocletianic Persecution was the final and deadliest persecution of early Christians during the Roman Empire. The persecution began in 303 CE by order of the Emperor Diocletian and continued for eight years under his successors. Diocletian’s edict ordered Christian churches to be destroyed, sacred writings burned, and goods and status stripped from those who would not renounce their religion. Christians who continued to profess their faith were often arrested, tortured, and executed.... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.