On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Aid to the Church in Need asks you to stand in solidarity with the world’s persecuted Christians as it marks the third annual Red Wednesday.
The Archdiocese of Toronto will do its part to raise awareness of this global plight.
Red Wednesday is an opportunity for us to remember that Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. Christians are the victims of 75 per cent of the world’s religiously motivated violence and more than 300 million Christians live in countries where discrimination and persecution are a daily struggle.
At 7 and 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 18, Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, will join Sister Micheline Lattouf of Lebanon and the archbishops of Montreal, Vancouver and Abuja, Nigeria for a virtual evening of listening, reflecting and praying.
You can join in on this virtual evening by registering here.
Also, on Red Wednesday, St. Michael’s Cathedral Basilica in Toronto will be illuminated in red lights to join hundreds of buildings around the world that use this as a powerful symbol of the suffering of persecuted Christians.
To learn more about persecuted Christians, you can watch this webinar that the Archdiocese of Toronto hosted in September, which featured Marie-Claude Lalonde, National Director of Aid to the Church in Need Canada.