- Jun 2, 2020
When Pope Francis visits Romania May 31-June 1, he will helicopter to Sumuleu Ciuc, site of the country’s only major Marian shrine and an important place of pilgrimage for Hungarian Catholics.
The current Hungarian government under Prime Minister Viktor Orban prides itself on its conservative platform — low immigration, lots of incentives for marriage and families, and promotion of the nation’s Judeo-Christian heritage whenever possible.
Hungarians want strong new leaders for Europe and a “fresh start” to halt the continent’s decline amid Muslim immigration, Hungary’s populist prime minister said Friday as he looked ahead to May’s European Parliament elections.
Pope Francis on Wednesday approved decrees that advanced the sainthood causes of English Cardinal John Henry Newman and Hungarian Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty.