The PM’s embrace of religion “has served to consolidate his power, ‘other’ his opponents and shield Hungary from EU criticism of its attacks on the rule of law”
An EU court condemnation of migrant detentions in Hungary has shown that the goverment’s concern for persecuted Christians is a farce.
On Monday, March 30, the Hungarian parliament granted Prime Minister Viktor Orban indefinite “full powers” to deal with the epidemic of the coronavirus.
The Hungarian Bishops have bashed a Budapest mayor for suggesting Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party are “frightening white nationalists”.
The far-right Hungarian Jobbik party has elected an anti-Semitic Catholic with Jewish roots as president.
Since the interpretation of the so-called mafia state Orban regime remained rational on the ground until now, the interpretations could not find the cause of the regime’s emergence and functioning. However, if we cannot find the reasons, we cannot defend ourselves against the regime.
A British-Hungarian Anglican priest-journalist has denounced Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s “propagandist manipulation” of persecuted Christians.
The Catholic and various other Churches are turning a blind eye to the Christian-nativist populist slide in Hungary.
The Hungarian Government has inflated in a conference in the USA the amount of money it gives to persecuted Christians around the world.
The newly-retired Bishop of Vac in Hungary, Miklos Beer, has urged the Church to find “a new voice”: to “shift the emphasis” away from the “trap” of the “clerical Church structure”.
Experts have denounced the cover the Polish and Hungarian Catholic Churches are giving increasingly totalitarian regimes in their respective countries.
Far-right Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán is expanding his ultranationalist and ultraconservative ‘Marshall Plan’ in Europe with the Church as a key ally. This time, pushing “Hungarian identity” in the heart of Romania.
The Hungarian Church is providing Catholic cover for the “illiberal democracy” of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – an increasingly authoritarian regime especially targeting migrants, refugees, and the homeless – in direct contradiction to the example and leadership of Pope Francis.