Armagh to mark ‘Red Wednesday’

Armagh to mark ‘Red Wednesday’ Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland

Catholics are being urged to mark the Aid to the Church in Need ‘week of witness’ by praying for those persecuted for their faith.

Wednesday, November 27 – known as Red Wednesday – will see many churches and other buildings illuminated in red to recall Christian martyrs and those who have died for their faith.

On that day, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh will be a blaze of red and people are asked to wear something red (a sweater, a cardigan, a jacket, a scarf or a tie) as a symbolic reminder of all those Christians who gave great witness and who suffered and died for their Christian faith over the years.

Archbishop Eamon Martin will lead a special Prayer Service in St Patrick’s Cathedral at 7.30 pm on the evening.