North Africa

410 Repression of Pagans

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:42

"Emperor Honorius decreed that heretics and pagan worshipers were to be punished by "exile and blood." [Ellerbe, 28]

Repression of pagans by secular authorities was "unavoidable" and "not necessarily a case of persecution for religious opinions." [Catholic Encyclopedia, "Donatists"]