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Trevi Fountain waters to be dyed red, calling attention to persecution of Christians

April 20, 2016

The water of Rome's famous Trevi Fountain will be dyed red on April 29, in a gesture "to call attention to the tragedy of anti-Christian persecution."

The international charity Aid to the Church in Need is staging the event at one of Rome's busiest tourist attractions, hoping to stimulate a "long-lasting, concrete reaction everywhere." Chaldean Catholic Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo, Syria, will be one of the speakers at the April 29 event. The organizers said that "the systematic violation of the right to religious freedom, especially that of Christians, must become the central issue of the public debate." 

 
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