PM Orbán pledges government's continued support for Reformed Church
PM Orbán said Hungarians are a nation of church-builders to this day. “We can be proud of this at a time when churches are being torn down,” he said.
Speaking at a service of thanksgiving for the construction of a church in Csömör, on Reformation Day, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán pledged the government's continued support for the Reformed Church.
According to MTI, PM Orbán said Hungarians are a nation of church-builders to this day. “We can be proud of this at a time when churches are being torn down,” he said. The prime minister said that the church and the government are working together to renovate churches and build new ones, noting that in his 15 years of government, support had gone to the renovation of 3,000 churches and the construction of 130. He added that number included the renovation of 1,124 and the construction of 47 Reformed churches.
PM Orbán said it is the task of the government to preserve architectural heritage and support zealous congregations. He quoted a passage from the Constitution on recognizing the role of Christianity in preserving nationhood and said Hungarians believe Christianity can sustain the whole of Europe, and even the whole the world.
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