Pope Francis backs Venice event for world’s persecuted Christians
Pope Francis is backing the #RedVenice initiative in Venice, Italy, Tuesday evening (Nov. 20), that aims to draw attention to and raise public opinion on the martyrdom and persecution of Christians in many countries around the world.
By Robin Gomes
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal has sent a message on the Pope’s behalf to expressing his support for Tuesday evening's event in Venice called , sponsored by the Patriarchate of Venice, (ACN ), a Catholic charity helping persecuted Christians worldwide, and Venice municipality. During the #RedVenice event, numerous landmarks of the famous lagoon city, including the waters of the Grand Canal, will be bathed in red light, symbolizing the colour of the blood of persecuted Christians.