Roman emperors Arcadius and Honorius issue a new law imposing new, harsh penalties on heretical Christian sects, causing their property to confiscated.
The new Roman law states:
"All heretics shall be deprived of all places in this City [Constantinople], whether such places are held under the name of churches or ... appear to furnish an opportunity for such meetings in private homes or places; such private homes and places shall be confiscated.
Moreover, all clerics of the heretics shall be expelled from the most sacred City, nor shall they be permitted to convene within these limits.
Furthermore, all the aforesaid persons shall be forbidden to come together in profane assemblies for performing a litany within the City, night or day.
If anything of this kind is permitted to take place either in public or in private houses, a fine of 100 pounds of gold shall be imposed..." [CTh 16.5.30]