Italian church restored with help from Hungary after earthquake inaugurated
The Church of Sacro Cuore di Gesu (The Holy Heart of Jesus) was inaugurated on Saturday in Tolentino, central Italy, after its restoration financed by Hungary following an earthquake last year.
The ceremony was attended by Zoltán Balog, Hungary’s minister of human resources, who said the reopening of the church was “a moment of grace”. He recalled that a year ago the town had asked Hungary to help restore the church. From Italy, priests, artists and scholars have been coming to Hungary for several centuries, he said.
“This time, we came to Tolentino.”
Hungary provided 150 million forints (EUR 480,000) for the restoration of the church, formerly a monastic church known as San Benedetto da Norcia.
Photo: Gyula Bartos/Ministry of Human Capacities