who declared christianity the official religion of rome

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  • When did Christianity become the official religion of Rome?

  • Christianity became the official religion of Rome during the reign of Emperor Theodosis I, who ruled from 379 to 395 A.D., according to National Geographic. Theodosis I was the first emperor to decree that all Roman citizens follow Christianity.

  • What did Constantine do for Christianity in Rome?

  • Constantine was responsible for legalizing Christianity throughout the Roman empire. Constantine became a patron and protector of the church. In 380, the Flavius Theodosius (r. 379-395) made Christianity the official religion of Rome.

  • How did Christianity spread in the Roman Empire?

  • Christianity first began to flourish under Roman rule during the time of Emperor Constantine, who converted to the religion in 312 A.D. Although he brought a strong Christian presence to the empire, Roman culture and institutions resisted the change for more than half a century.

  • What happened to the persecution of the Christians in Rome?

  • After facing nearly three centuries of hostility by Roman emperors, the persecution and martyrdom of Christians in Rome ended with the reforms of the Emperor Constantine (r. 306-337).