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Hungary doubles income top-ups for clergy in Hungarian churches abroad

Hungary doubles income top-ups for clergy in Hungarian churches abroad

Budapest (MTI) – Hungary will double income supplements for clergy in Hungarian churches in Transylvania, Transcarpathia, Vojvodina and Slovakia from next year, state secretary Miklos Soltész said in Máriaradna (Radna), Romania, on Sunday.

The allocation for the top-up will rise from 210 million forints (EUR 680,000) to 420 million forints, Soltesz said at the reconsecration of the Catholic church and Franciscan monastery in Mariaradna.

“Those clergy who serve in the various churches there, do much to preserve Hungarian identity in addition to preserving the faith, and that is a part of national policy,” Soltész said.

He noted that, in addition to the income supplements, the Hungarian state had contributed more than 620 million forints to the preservation and renovation of churches in Transylvania.

Source: http://mtva.hu/hu/hungary-matters

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