Roman Emperors Renew Ban on Pagan Sacrifices, Order Temples and Shrines Demolished Hot

Roman Emperors Renew Ban on Pagan Sacrifices, Order Temples and Shrines Demolished

Emperor Valentinian III

Roman emperors Theodosius II and Valentinian III issue a renewed ban on pagan sacrifices. They further order the destruction of all pagan temples and shrines so that they can be replaced with the symbol of Christianity: the cross. Anyone who dares to mock this law will be executed.

According to this new decree:

"We interdict all persons of criminal pagan mind from the accursed immolation of victims, from damnable sacrifices, and from all other practices that are already prohibited by the authority of ancient sanctions.

We command that all their fanes, temples, and shrines, if any remain whole, must be destroyed and then purified by the erection of the sign of the venerable Christian religion.

Everyone should be informed that if it is proven before a competent judge that they have mocked this law, they will incur a death sentence." [CTh 16.10.25]

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Emperors of Rome: Valentinian III

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