The Christ. community was first led by James in Jerusalem, while Paul began his missionionary avtivity in Antioch among the gentiles. The Council of Jersusalem (48) organized the regional missionary activity :
St. Peter and the original apostles assumed the missionary activity among the Jews;
St. Paul and Barnabas among the gentiles. Christianity spread from Antioch to Syria, from Ephesus to Asia Minor & Gaul, from Alexandria to the S and SE of the Roman empire, from Rome to Italy and Africa and from there to Spain. Constantinople became the centre for the christianization of the Balkans.
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