Budapest, November 2 (MTI) – A motion for a resolution will go before parliament to condemn the persecution of Christians and qualify it as genocide, a state secretary of the human resources ministry said.

The motion will include Hungary offering humanitarian aid and call on the International Criminal Court to act against the persecutors, Bence Rétvári told public television M1 on Wednesday.

While a hundred years ago every fourth person was a Christian in the Middle East, now they make up merely 3 percent of the population, he said. In eighty countries, some 200 million people are in danger because of their Christian beliefs, he added.

Hungary is dedicated to being involved in as many humanitarian schemes as possible. For instance, it has already provided 3 million euros to help Christian communities and is building a four-storey school in Erbil in Iraq, said Rétvári, of the co-ruling Christian Democrats.

Similar motions have already been approved in Australia, the US, the UK and the European Union, he added.

Source: MTI

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