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York's Roman emperor

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    A major new exhibition, officially opened in York today by the Princess Royal, celebrates the city s links with the man credited with the acceptance of
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      "A major new exhibition, officially opened in York today by the
      Princess Royal, celebrates the city's links with the man credited
      with the acceptance of Christianity as a mainstream religion and the
      subsequent effects on the religious and political make-up of the West.
      Constantine was in York in 306AD on a military campaign led by his
      father, the co-emperor Constantius, and on his death the fortress's
      legions proclaimed his son emperor.

      Six years later, before leading his troops to victory in the battle
      of Milvian Bridge, outside Rome, Constantine saw a vision of the
      Christian symbol of the Chi-Rho.

      The emperor was converted to the faith and promoted religious
      tolerance, ending the persecution of Christians and initiating the
      building of the first Christian church in Rome and St Peter's
      Basilica. He also presided over the drafting of the Nicene Creed,
      which is still used by Christians today. ...

      A year of celebrations will include a special service at York Minster
      on July 25, the 1,700th anniversary of the proclamation of
      Constantine as emperor."


      From 'All hail to York's very own Roman emperor' By Julie Hemmings
      http://www.yorkshiretoday.co.uk - http://tinyurl.com/l2t7p

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