Feast Day, June 30th - The First Martyrs of Rome

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    Saints Fun Facts: First Martyrs of the See of Rome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

    The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome | uCatholic

    There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were not the converts of the “Apostle of the Gentiles” (Romans 15:20). Paul had not yet visited them at the time he wrote his great letter in a.d. 57-58.

    There was a large Jewish population in Rome. Probably as a result of controversy between Jews and Jewish Christians, the Emperor Claudius expelled all Jews from Rome in 49-50 A.D. Suetonius the historian says that the expulsion was due to disturbances in the city “caused by the certain Chrestus” [Christ]. Perhaps many came back after Claudius’s death in 54 A.D. Paul’s letter was addressed to a Church with members from Jewish and Gentile backgrounds.

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    These people lived as the article says, not long after the death of Christ. 12 years I think.
     
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