Emperor of Rome (249-251) Under his rule, Caesar worship was made universal — and compulsory for ever race and nation within the empire with the single exception of the Jews. Instigator of an intense period of persecution. In his eyes, Christians were the enemies of the empire. Their atheism was responsible for the many troubles in the realm. Thus, Decius commanded all citizens of the empire to sacrifice to the traditional Roman gods. Those who would not faced death.
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