Italian Fund Aiuto alla Chiesa che Soffre (ACS) will hold on April 29 an action in memory of those killed for the faith of middle Eastern Christians, in order to attract the world’s attention to this issue.
According to the Italian publication Avvenire, on this day, 20 hours local time of the famous Roman Trevi fountain symbolically burned red.
“Systematic violation of the right to freedom of religion, especially against Christians, has become a Central issue in public debate, in order to avoid indifference and continue unbearable suffering of our brothers”, – the newspaper cites the Director of the ACS Alfredo Mantovano.
The event will be a witness of the persecution of Christians. Among them will be the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo Antoine Audo. Also expected to participate in the protest of representatives of various Christian organizations, including the Association of Pakistani Christians in Italy, reports RIA “Novosti”.
Heads of Christian Churches around the world, as well as human rights activists have repeatedly urged the international community to stop the mass persecution of Christians in various parts of the world, especially in the middle East. So, over the past year, according to human rights activists, because of their religious beliefs have killed more than seven thousand believers.
The Baroque Trevi fountain is the largest in the Italian capital. Its height is 25.9 and width of 19.8 meters. It was built in 1732-1762, architect Nicola Salvi and is adjacent to the facade of the Palazzo Poli, the second floor which in the 1830-ies were filming Princess Zinaida volkonskaia.
There is a belief that the person who threw a coin into the Trevi fountain will definitely come to Rome again. Two coins can cause a love meeting, and three will lead to marriage. Four coins promise wealth. Five – separation. A sum of money from the fountain are “caught” Rome municipal services for the year reached 700 thousand euros.
On the right side of the fountain are “tube lovers”. According to legend, young couples, popavshie of water, will love each other and live in harmony until old age.