Pope Francis's Impact On The Roman Empire

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Christianity has been nipped and tucked over and over by the time periods, different leaders, and many other forces shaping it. Christianity had a large impact on the Roman Empire as well as it served as an institution to unify Europe following the fall of Rome. Even in todays age Pope Francis is making a change to unify the church and state around Europe and has a vision for Christianity. The rise of Christianity was in the early centuries of C.E. times. Christianity’s uprising had a large impact on the Roman Empire. In the beginning the early Christians were made up of the loosely organized communities, with both men and women and upholding different roles (Spielvogel #173). These communities were spreading very quickly in Rome. The Romans persecuted many Christians for their beliefs, although that didn’t stop their growth. That made them stronger, and they were fast to…show more content…
Pope Francis similarly is trying to unify Europe once again with religion. The government and political life in Europe to Pope Francis seems, “to give the impression of being somewhat elderly and haggard, feeling less and less a protagonist in a world which frequently regards it with aloofness, mistrust and even, at times, suspicion” (Armstrong). Pope Francis has the plan to fix all of these problems with the unification of Europe just as Constantine did with Rome before his death. “Pope Francis’s solution is to embrace religion, specifically Roman Catholicism. Religion has been sliding in Europe in recent decades and the pope hopes to reverse such a trend…Pope Francis says Europeans must not forget the 2,000-year-old history between Christianity and Europe” (Armstrong). The pope is very knowledgably of the history of Europe and bringing it to service the world now and in the early centuries Christianity and Roman Catholicism is what unified Europe centuries
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