Westminster Cathedral to be bathed in red light to underline the plight of Middle East Christians

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Christian charity group Aid to the Church in Need, has announced to light up the Westminster in red light in order to highlight the dilemma of persecuted Christians of the Middle East. The endeavor has also been confirmed by the Lord Alton a British MP. Lord Alton a British MEP has stated: “In November, ACN (Aid to the Church in Need) is arranging for Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey to be floodlit in red to commemorate the persecuted. If every parish in the country did the same it might at last wake up our political classes to the scale of the suffering.”

Persecution of Christians in Middle East

As a part of this endeavor, Westminster Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are to be floodlit in red in November this year. In an article, Lord Alton penned down the plight of persecution of Christians saying, “In more than 100 countries Christians are persecuted. In Parliament I hosted a meeting of the charity, Aid to the Church In Need (ACN).

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“We heard of how a Christian pastor in a village of Aleppo was told to convert or die. He was forced to watch as his 12-year-old son was tortured: the boy’s fingers cut from his hand. Neither the father or son renounced their faith, and both were executed.

“Despite Resolutions being passed in the House of Commons, the American Congress, the European Parliament and the Australian House of Representatives, the British Government still fails to name these events for the genocide that they are – or to lay a Resolution before the Security Council.”

In this regard, Aid to the Church in Need stated: “If every parish in the country did the same it might at last wake up our political classes to the scale of the suffering.”

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