Buildings across the world are lit red for persecuted Christians on #RedWednesday

Antoine Mekary | Aleteia | I.Media

This initiative of Aid to the Church in Need highlights the plight of those who have suffered for practicing their faith

Today buildings all over the world, were bathed in blood-red light in order to draw attention the the plight of persecuted Christians.

Red Wednesday is a campaign first organized I 2016 by the papal charity Aid to the Church to draw attention to those who are suffering for their Christian faith. Red representing martyrdom in Christian tradition. 

According to Aid to the Church in Need’s report, 300 million Christians are facing persecution today, and Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world. 

Buildings all over the world were illuminated in red in a call for greater respect and tolerance for religious minorities. From London’s Westminster Cathedral to the over 2,000 parishes that took part in the Philippines, Christians joined in solidarity with their brothers and sisters in faith. 

Take a look at some of the buildings that took part in #RedWednesday this year.

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