French church shows solidarity with refugees

French church shows solidarity with refugees
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The Basilica d’Ainay in Lyon transformed itself into a giant screen last night to show solidarity with refugees trapped in a foreign land.

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The Basilica d’Ainay in Lyon transformed itself into a giant screen last night to show solidarity with refugees trapped in a foreign land.

Combining historical and modern imagery from the Middle East, the church wanted to draw attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of people forced from their homes in the region by conflict or terror.

Archives historiques provenant du couvent dominicain de Mossoul et de l’Ecole biblique & archéologique de Jérusalem ! #Lumièresdorientpic.twitter.com/Jmy1yyQ4Hj

— Fondation St-Irénée (@IreneedeLyon) 2. Februar 2017

Des portraits d’Irakiens sur la façade de la Basilique d’Ainay, les lyonnais ne les oublient pas. #Lumièresdorientlyonmossoul</a> <a href="https://t.co/XkB6uAFFGL">pic.twitter.com/XkB6uAFFGL</a></p>— Fondation St-Irénée (IreneedeLyon) 2. Februar 2017

The display is organised by the Fondation Saint Irénée.

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