Roman Emperors: Christian Clergy Denied Contact With Municipal Councils

Roman Emperors: Christian Clergy Denied Contact With Municipal Councils

Emperor Theodosius II

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Roman emperors Honorius and Theodosius II decree that the Christian clergy must not have anything whatsoever to do with municipal councils or public affairs.

According to this new law:

"It is the pleasure of Our Clemency that clerics shall have nothing to do with public affairs and with matters pertaining to the municipal council." [CTh 16.2.42]

Although the Christian Roman emperors have passed many decrees providing special privileges and tax exemptions to churches and clergy, they don't seem to want the clergy to have any special political positions as well.

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