FEATURE: Colosseum, Mosul & Aleppo to Be Lit in Red to Tear Veil of Indifference

Posted February 9, 2018 7:42 am by Deborah Castellano Lubov

FEATURE: Colosseum, Mosul & Aleppo to Be Lit in Red to Tear Veil of Indifference

The Colosseum on Feb. 24, 2018, will be lit up in red, always the symbol of Christian martyrdom, as will be the Maronite Cathedral of Saint Elias in Aleppo, Syria, and Saint Paul’s Church in Mosul, Iraq.
The initiative, made possible by Aid to the Church in Need, which has on various occasions lit in red the world’s most important monuments to denounce martyrdom and suffering of so many, was presented during a press conference in the Vatican on Feb. 7.
Louis Raphael I Sako, Patriarch of the Chaldean Church, told those present: “For us, light has a liturgical significance and to turn

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