(WORLD RELIGION NEWS) -- The Colosseum, the most popular landmark in Rome, was lit red on Saturday, to draw the attention of the world to those who faced persecution due to their faith.
It was an initiative taken by the Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), to highlight the situation of afflicted Christians. The group said, “Christians are the victims of at least 75 percent of all religiously-motivated violence and oppression. The extent of this persecution is largely ignored by our media.”
St. Elijah Cathedral in Aleppo and St. Paul’s Church in Mosul joined the Colosseum at the same time, by illuminating their buildings in red. Chaldean Catholic Church’s head, Patriarch Louis Raphael I Sako said that the illumination is going to restore hope in those who faced a lot of suffering. He added that the Iraqi church is grateful for all the western counterparts and charities who were responsible for making a change in their country.
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