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GALLIO

Roman proconsul of Achaia. The Jews brought Paul before his tribunal, accusing him of offending their religious laws, but Gallio refused to hear their complaint (Acts 18:12-17). Disagreement over religion, he maintained, was not subject to legal judgment. Even when they beat the synagogue president in front of the courthouse, he ignored them.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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