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Hungary aims to be hub, support for persecuted Christians

January 31, 2017

A Hungarian government official said that the nation intends to become a hub and supporter for persecuted Christians.

“More Christians are being persecuted today throughout the world than during the reign of Roman Emperor Nero,” said human resources state secretary Bence Rétvári.

Rétvári added that the assistance would not take the form of an open border policy. Following meetings with Church leaders in Iraq, he said that “everybody asks that we don’t help the Iraqis and the persecuted get into Europe. Instead we should help locals start up their lives again.”


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  • Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) - Feb. 01, 2017 2:14 AM ET USA

    Thank God! At least Hungary, and it alone unlike the former Christian countries of the west, is following our Lord's commandment to His disciples: "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jan. 31, 2017 7:50 PM ET USA

    This is one of many reasons why the European Union (as well as senators McCain and Graham) hate Hungary (also Poland) and attack the democratically elected government calling it illegal, just like they call President Trump.