The visit Pope Francis will pay to Hungary provides an opportunity for the country to present to the world its diverse thousand-year Christian culture, the deputy group leader of the allied ruling Christian Democrats (KDNP) said on Wednesday.
Lőrinc Nacsa discussed the pontiff’s visit set for next week at a roundtable with Tamás Tóth, the secretary of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, and Márk Aurél Erszegi, an expert on the Vatican, hosted by the Alliance of Young Christian Democrats in Budapest.
Nacsa noted that at his meeting with various Catholic communities, Pope Francis will have the opportunity to get a more precise idea about the diversity of those communities in Hungary than during his past visit in 2021 when he celebrated the closing mass of the International Eucharistic Congress. “Also, those communities may receive encouragement from the Catholic leader,” he said.
Tóth called it an honour from the pope to be interested in meeting the Hungarian Catholic community for the third time, after having met them first at the traditional mass he celebrated at Sumuleu Ciuc (Csiksomlyó), in central Romania in 2019, and next at the Eucharistic Congress closing mass at Budapest’s Heroes’ Square in 2021. Pope Francis’ interest “can stimulate in us humility and self-reflection and an urge to try to understand the message” of the attention with which he is turning to that community, Tóth added.
Erszegi highlighted the pope’s visit to the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, noting that a papal schedule would normally not include a visit to a university. “The special part of the pope’s visit to Hungary will therefore be this programme,” he said.
Pope Francis will pay a visit to Hungary between April 28 and 30.
You mean the culture that treats migrants like a disease, Roma like a plague, that sides with dictators, that denies their children properly paid teachers? Those Christian values?
Orbánistan’s vision of Christianity is the one of the Inquisition. Nothing to do with real Christianity, it is just barbarism.
What an OPPORTUNITY for Pope Francis – using Saint Pope John Paul 11 ,his message to Hungary, from Hero’s Square in August 1991,incorporating it – in this Homily – his MESSAGE – to all Hungarians.
Victor Orban was present in the VIP seats for the Pontifical Mass the celebrant being -Saint Pope John Paul11.
The “Stone” engraved message to this day commemorating his visit, twice he visited us, is in Hero’s Square – the Message of WISDOM handed us by His Holiness.
Saint Pope John Paul 11 said;
“Be mindful of the Blessings Freedom, which you have Definitively secured means for your Future.
Cherish it and make good use of your LIBERTY.
Victor Orban – the same HISTORIC Square you took to the microphone in August 1989 – pontificating to ALL of Hungary, sending YOUR message to ALL of Europe and the Global World, that COMMUNISM was a thing of the past in Hungary, that our way forward is as a DEMOCRACY.
History never Lies and LISTEN to it on YouTube – its THERE.
WHAT – 1989 and 13 years of being in POWER or office Mr Prime Minister – what have YOU given us as a country to live in?
1989 & 1991 – your words and those that YOUR ears HEARD – of Saint Pope John Paul 11 – and we HAVE through YOU, a country that is a Cataclysmic Mess – all worn on your SHOULDERS – that YOU have placed us Hungary in – Impious and Immoral.
I pray, that our Father in Heaven listens to all the prayers from Hungarians around the world. Not just the ones currently living in Hungary, but also the ones from Hungarians who had to flee the country for their lives so that they could remain free, worship as they always had and continue to live in the freedom that Hungary once had. God Bless Our Hungary, for Hungarians. Amen.