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#RedWednesday shines a light on Christian persecution

Buildings across the world were lit up red on Wednesday 28th November to raise awareness of the plight of persecuted Christians around the world, particularly in the Middle East. The campaign, run by Aid to the Church in Need, is called #RedWednesday and culminated in faith leaders, politicians, and people of all faiths and none gathering outside Westminster Cathedral.

The crowd heard witness testimonies, music, and speeches from a variety of people including Anba Angaelos, Coptic Archbishop of London, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, Assistant Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Great Britain, Fr Dominic Robinson, Parish Priest of Farm Street, and Neville Kyrke-Smith, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need (UK).

The Houses of Parliament were also lit up red, as were a number of cathedrals and places of worship around the UK.

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