Hungary to fund Csángó institutions in Romania with 2.1 million euros
The Hungarian government is to fund the reconstruction of a vicarage and schools of the Csángós, an ethnic Hungarian group in Romania, with 650 million forints (EUR 2.1m), the state secretary for church, citizenship and civil society relations said on Friday.
Miklós Soltész attended a mass in Ghimes-Faget (Gyimesbükk) with locals and pilgrims to the Roman Catholic Pentecostal festivity in Sumuleu Ciuc (Csíksomlyó).
The Hungarian government is to allocate 50 million forints to the renovation of the Catholic vicarage and the community house in Ghimes-Faget, 100 million to building a school gym in Lunca de Jos (Gyimesközéplök) and 500 million to renovating the St Elisabeth Secondary School and its dormitory in Lunca de Sus (Gyimesfelsőlök).
The Csángo community, an ethnic Hungarian group, lives in Romania’s Moldavia region, and comprises about 250,000 members. About 60,000 members of the community still speak an archaic form of Hungarian.