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Nov 27, 2019

PM Orbán: Europe can only be saved if it returns to its Christian roots

The prime minister said Hungary was right to stand up for Christianity, arguing that “goodness inspires goodness” and Hungarians’ commitment to helping persecuted Christians “breeds courage”.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has said that Europe can only be saved if it “returns to the source of its real values: its Christian identity”.

“Those we are helping now can give us the greatest help in saving Europe,” the prime minister said at the opening of an international conference on persecuted Christians. “We are giving persecuted Christians what they need: homes, hospitals and schools, and we receive in return what Europe needs most: a Christian faith, love and perseverance,” he added.

“The Hungarian people and their government believe that Christian virtues provide peace and happiness to those who practice them,” PM Orbán said, noting that protecting Hungary’s constitutional identity and Christian culture was an obligation for each state agency under Hungary’s fundamental law.

“This legacy obliges us to protect Christian communities persecuted across the world as far as we are able,” he said.

The prime minister said Hungary was right to stand up for Christianity, arguing that “goodness inspires goodness” and Hungarians’ commitment to helping persecuted Christians “breeds courage”.

“Our example can have a far reach,” he said. “Actions can free those who are crippled and restore faith in personal action.”

Read more about the prime minister's speech here.