By Maria Lozano
The 7th November 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia. The revolution developed into a brutal civil war that ended with the establishment of the communist Soviet Union: a violent dictatorship ideologically rooted in Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism. This began one of the worst periods of persecution in Church history. Now, one hundred years later, it is the Christians in the Middle East who are being persecuted and it is the Church in Russia, once severely persecuted itself, that is working together with the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) to support those being persecuted today.