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PM Orbán said Central Europe has managed to repel the attacks of liberals threatening Christian freedom and seeking to give up Europe’s Christian culture. Further, it could halt migration, an external threat to Christian freedom.
Addressing the Budapest Forum for Christian Communicators, Zsolt Semjén stated that the European bureaucracy’s moves towards Hungary concerning migration have been “unfair, unlawful and anti-democratic”.
Yesterday saw the launch of a new book by Zsolt Semjén, Deputy Prime Minister. Titled "On Earth as it is in Heaven", the volume offers indispensable advice for living life in accordance with traditional Christian values.
Hungary Helps is aimed at aiding Christian communities experiencing persecution around the world and was set up in 2017. The scheme has so far disbursed aid of 8 billion HUF (25m EUR) to 35,000 Christians making a living in their homelands
In an increasingly atomized society whose many members have lost direction, purpose and hope the message of the Church must remain relevant, Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest and Primate of Hungary wrote in his Easter message
PM Orbán highlighted that it is rare nowadays for a country to openly identify as Christian. “This is banned in Europe,” he said, adding that “we can’t talk about questions of identity there; it’s a different world"
Péter Szijjártó said Europe had achieved its great success thanks to Christian values. “The more we grow apart from these values, the less chance we have to restore a competitive and strong Europe,” he said
America’s Fox News network covered the prime minister’s speech on a primetime slot yesterday and discussed how he gave rise to the notion that unless Europeans stand up for their traditions, culture and values it will be overrun by a Muslim majority
“Regardless of whether or not we go to church, or, if we do, to which one, we don’t want to have to celebrate Christmas Eve behind drawn curtains to avoid offending somebody’s sensibilities,” PM Orbán said
“Is it really true that in 21st century Europe we are removing a Christian symbol? Is everyone entitled to religious freedom except for Christians?," Minister Szijjártó asked, adding that these were pivotal issues that affected the fate of the continent
Last week while in London, I had the pleasure of sitting for an interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy on ITN’s Channel 4 News. Our conversation focused on the migration crisis and, specifically, Prime Minister Orbán’s opposition to allowing mass immigration to Europe.
“We, Hungarians, want Syrian, Iraqi and Nigerian Christians to be able to return home to the land that their ancestors have inhabited for hundreds of years as soon as possible, this is what we call Hungarian solidarity (…) Hungary helps," the prime minister said
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán says “immigrant countries” constitute the biggest threat to European values and migrants coming to Europe endanger the freedom of religion, women’s equality and the fight against anti-Semitism
Minister Balog said the future of Hungary, Europe and the world is inconceivable without living Christian communities who are connected together not only be tradition, but also by their love of Christ and the mission of Christ
PM Orbán decided to establish the new department after meeting with Pope Francis and Middle Eastern patriarchs in Rome at the end of August, and the government has kicked the department off with a 3 million Euro grant