Edict of Milan
The Edict of Milan was a political proclamation that fully legalized Christianity and all other religions throughout the Roman Empire. The edict was issued by Constantine I in 313 AD, shortly after the end of the Diocletian persecutions against Christians. A number of civil and social changes took place as a result of the edict, one example being the return of church property that was confiscated during the Diocletian persecutions.
- Ehler, S. Z. Chruch and State Through the Centuries: A Collection of Historic Documents with Commentaries; Biblo & Tannen Publishers; New York. pp. 4-5, (1988)