The meeting took place in the splendid imperial palace and in that occasion administrative instructions were sent to functionaries throughout the empire.
They were aimed to reinforce a decree issued by Galerius in 311 which gave the Christians the status of a legitimate religion. The two emperors ordered also that Christian communities were returned all their properties.
Later historians named it ‘Edict of Milan’.
It was a turning point that lies at the root of the Christian cultural heritage of Europe and the world. The edict ratified the new concept of tolerance, religious freedom and openness to new forces, such as Christianity, able to revitalize the empire.