Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and a string of other landmarks around Britain turned red to draw attention to the plight of people around the world being killed or persecuted for their faith.

Churches, mosques and synagogues are among buildings that were illuminated as part what was dubbed “Red Wednesday” to honour the victims of religious hatred in an initiative conceived by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need.

Although November 23 was initially chosen because of Saint Clement's Day, which celebrates the early Pope and Christian martyr, it also comes ahead of the publication on Thursday of a major report warning that religious freedom is under threat in one in five countries around the world.  

Source: Telegraph Newspaper, 23rd November 2016

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