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Pope St. Miltiades
Elected pope in 310 or 311, Miltiades was bishop of Rome when the edict of toleration was signed by the Emperors Galerius, Licinius, and Constantine, putting an end to the persecution of the Christians. After Constantine's victory at the Milvian Bridge in 312 and his entry into Rome, the emperor presented the Roman Church with the Lateran Palace, which then became the residence of the pope, and also the seat of the central administration of the Roman Church. Miltiades called a synod there to resolve a controversy with the Donatists. He condemned Donatus' teachings of rebaptism of repentant schismatic bishops and priests. He died in 314.

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