Italian landmark to be lit up in red for persecuted Christians
The famous Colosseum in Rome, Italy, along with two churches in Mosul and Aleppo will be lit up in red later this month to draw attention to the global persecution of Christians.
Published: February 15, 2018, 8:29 am
“Christians are the victims of at least 75 percent of all religiously-motivated violence and oppression,” the latest report from Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) stated.
Alfredo Mantovano, president of ACN-Italy, denounced the “the martyrdom suffered by our brothers and sisters.” He said his organisation would be working with “two of the communities who have suffered the most in recent years, those of Syria and Iraq”.
ACN organised the event to highlight “the extent of this persecution is largely ignored by our media”. On Saturday, Februray 24, the Colosseum, will be lit up in red lights at the same time, as two prominent churches in both the war-torn Middle Eastern countries.
In Aleppo, the St. Elijah Maronite Cathedral will be bathed in red, as will the Church of St. Paul in Mosul. The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako I, said the event “means bringing back hope to Iraqi Christians who have suffered so much”.
Last year, ACN held a similar event at London’s Parliament building as well as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Paris and the cathedral in Manila, Philippines to show solidarity with persecuted Christians al over the world.
“In terms of the number of people involved, the gravity of the crimes committed and their impact, it is clear that the persecution of Christians is today worse than at any time in history,” John Pontifex, editor of the latest ACN biennial report on Christian persecution, pointed out.
Pontifex told the Tablet that the “pc agenda” of the elites and mainstream media is preventing action to save the Christian community.
In almost all the 13 countries where Christians suffer the most intense persecution, the situation has worsened, he said. “In almost all the countries reviewed,” the report reads, “the oppression and violence against Christians have increased since 2015 – a development especially significant given the rate of decline in the immediate run-up to the reporting period.”
ACN says the Christian presence could already have disappeared in Iraq and other parts of the Middle East. Greek Catholic Archbishop John Darwish of Lebanon noted that “the UN and other humanitarian organisations have provided no aid” to Christians.
Open Doors, another organization founded to fend for persecuted Christians, revealed in its annual “World Watch List,” that 2017 saw a violent and sustained attack on Christian faith, with at least 215 million Christians facing severe persecution, including attacks on churches.
In its 2018 report, Open Doors blamed Islamic oppression for the persecution in 8 of the top 10 countries of their Watch List.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Consider donating to support our work
Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
According to researcher Ali Harandi of the University of Gothenburg, vaccines affect periods. Hundreds of Scandinavian women have reported menstrual disorders after being vaccinated against Covid-19.
HeidelbergThe director of the Pathological Institute of the University of Heidelberg, Peter Schirmacher, has carried out over forty autopsies on people who had died within two weeks of their vaccination. Schirmacher expressed alarm over his findings.
ParisOpposition against the health pass in France has increased significantly. According to figures from the Ministry of the Interior, 204 090 demonstrators, including about 14 250 in Paris, marched in the country against mandatory jabs. In total, 184 marches against President Macron's draconian measures were identified.
RomeItalian deputies from the Brothers of Italy party protested against the health pass measure on July 29 by derailing a session in parliament.
LondonThe British Vaccine Deployment Minister Nadhim Zahawi stretched the incredulity of his subjects once again by announcing that people who have received placebo jabs would be regarded as "fully vaccinated". According to Zahawi, fake shots would be considered proof of vaccination status.
LyonThe SUD Santé Social union of the Édouard-Herriot hospital in Lyon filed a strike notice in order to oppose the compulsory vaccination of caregivers and the exclusion of unvaccinated patients. It will begin on July 29, for an unlimited period.
MadridSpanish legal experts consider it a scandal that the Sánchez government "does not want to submit to parliamentary control" with the new National Security Law.
The aggressive promotion of Covid vaccine passports and draconian vaccine mandates by globalists are not going as smoothly as they had hoped. Vaccinated people can still get infected and transmit disease, so this clearly eliminates the argument that the unvaccinated bring harm to others. And how safe are the jabs?
BerlinGerman critics of the Corona measures are now almost routinely denied the basic right to gather peacefully in the open air. Anyone who wants to hold a counter-demonstration against such rallies can also expect it to be approved.
The single most important objective of mass vaccination with Covid-19 vaccines was to achieve herd immunity. This is no longer within reach. Now "experts" not only blame disappointing vaccine coverage rates but also the unvaccinated.