- Jun 2, 2020
Earlier this week the Hungarian government announced that they will be providing nearly $1.7 million in aid to a project aimed at supporting hospitals in Syria – an initiative in step with the country’s longstanding support for persecuted Christians, particularly in the Middle East.
A new partnership between USAID and the government of Hungary seeks to provide aid to Christians in the Middle East.
The president of the Polish bishops’ conference cautioned Polish and Hungarian political leaders against fostering nationalism and xenophobia as both countries face European Union sanctions over their alleged authoritarian direction.
Hungary will be donating more than half a million dollars to Saint Joseph’s Clinic in Iraq, which caters mainly to persecuted Christians in the area who have fled their homes in Mosul after ISIS forces took the city in 2014.
Catholics in Hungary have written a petition asking the various churches in the country to address and speak up against the treatment of refugees and migrants. The Hungarian government has been criticized by the international community for its abuses and restrictions toward asylum-seekers.
Speaking at a conference on integration and pastoral care of Gypsies, or Roma, as they prefer to be called, Cardinal Peter Turkson said that they’re the most “marginalized and discriminated against” minority in Europe, which often leads to violence, and the onus is both on society and the Roma themselves to turn the situation around.