Rome, Italy, Apr 20, 2016 / 02:19 am
On April 29, the Trevi Fountain, one of the most popular and emblematic tourist spots in Rome, will be dyed red in recognition of all Christians who even today give their life for the faith.
The event is being organized by Aid to the Church in Need and seeks to "call attention to the drama of anti-Christian persecution."
In a statement posted on their website, the aid group said they hope this initiative will be "the start of a long lasting, concrete reaction everywhere so that the persecuted people of the 21st century can as soon as possible return to fully enjoying their natural right to religious freedom."
The organizers added that "the systematic violation of the right to religious freedom, especially that of Christians, must become the central issue of the public debate."