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#317 – A History of the Catholic Church – The True Treasures Of The Church


The Church once again finds itself facing Empire-wide persecutions as the leaders of the Christian faithful find themselves targeted for exile and execution. Yet, for those who endure will come the promise of peace – for at least a little while.


Image: Lawrence before Valerianus by Fra Angelico

Papyrus fragment ordering arrest of a Christian under reign of Valerian

Haas, Christopher J.. 1983. “Imperial Religious Policy and Valerian’s Persecution of the Church, A.D. 257-260”. Church History 52 (2). Cambridge University Press: 133–44.

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