Throughout his rule, Constantine supported the Church financially, built various basilicas, granted privileges (e.g. exemption from certain taxes) to clergy, promoted Christians to high ranking offices, and returned property confiscated during the Great Persecution of Diocletian. His most famous building projects include the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Old Saint Peter's Basilica.
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a public building in ancient Rome which was round at one end and had two rows of columns supporting the roof, or a church with a similar design
basilica：聖殿；大殿；大教堂：教宗對特定教堂所賜的榮銜，主要有四「特級聖殿 basilica major」，均位於羅馬，即： 聖伯鐸（伯多祿）大殿 St. Peter。②聖若望拉特朗大殿 St. John Lateran。③聖母大殿 St. Mary Major。④城外聖保祿大殿 St. Paul outside the Walls。此外，尚有許多「次級聖殿 basilica minor」；在中國有上海佘山聖殿、高雄萬金聖殿、高雄玫瑰聖母聖殿。