Catholics in the Philippines will wear red on November 22, to show solidarity with persecuted Christians all over the world. The campaign called Red Wednesday will be launched in the Philippines by the Aid to the Church in Need, a global Catholic group that supports Christian communities facing persecution. The main aim of the campaign is to create awareness among Filipinos about the severity of Christian persecution around the world.
As reported by ucanews.com, a statement released by the Global Catholic group said, “Red is the color of martyrdom in the Christian faith, the Red Wednesday campaign will shine a light on religious persecution and will honor all Christians who have suffered and died for Christ.”
The Philippines will join Christians in the United Kingdom where Red Wednesday was first held last year and the global campaign will also be held in Malta, Italy and Brazil. A total of 45 cathedrals, 24 shrines and five basilicas in the Philippines are participating in this year’s activities by illuminating the façade of the churches in red.