Hungarian foreign minister urges UN guarantees to help persecuted Christians
The United Nations should provide “legal and security guarantees” to ensure that persecuted Christian communities could “return to their homelands of centuries”, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in New York on Sunday.
Ahead of the United Nations’ 73rd general assembly session, Szijjártó told MTI that Christianity “has become the most persecuted religion in the world” and argued that globally out of five people persecuted because of their religious beliefs, four were Christian.
But the world, he insisted, “turns its back on the problem because straightforward discourse on the situation of Christian communities is not compatible with hypocritical global politics”.
Szijjártó noted his government’s Hungary Helps programme to strengthen Christian communities in the Middle East and help them return to areas recaptured from the Islamic State terrorist organisation. He added that the Hungarian government’s endeavours coincided with those of the Catholic Church in the United States.
On Monday, Szijjártó will meet Archbishop of New York Timothy C. Dolan as well as leaders of Pfizer and MSD Pharma.