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English cathedrals to be lit in red in November

October 28, 2016

Two Catholic cathedrals in England will be floodlit in red during all of November in order to draw attention to the plight of persecuted Christians.

“In November, nobody passing Brentwood Cathedral at night will be able to turn a blind eye to it, and nobody, believer or non-believer, Christian or non-Christian, should turn a blind eye to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East,” said Father Martin Boland, the cathedral’s rector, according to a Catholic Herald report.

Westminster Cathedral is also taking part in the initiative, as is Westminster Abbey.


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  • Posted by: feedback - Oct. 29, 2016 9:12 AM ET USA

    That's more meaningful than projecting large lion and other critters on St. Peter's Basilica in December last year.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Oct. 28, 2016 10:05 AM ET USA

    Do you think the White House will be lit red for the plight of the persecuted Christians anytime soon? How about if the media darling weasels her way into that office? Will she order it lit red? How many U.S. bishops would have the courage to illuminate their cathedrals red for the same cause? Put your actions where your mouth is. Three cheers for the courage of the English this time!