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Pope Francis greets Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán in Budapest, Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis arrives in Hungary and meets Viktor Orban

Sep 12, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope is making his first international trip since undergoing surgery. Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on Sept. 11, 2021.

Cardinal Erdö: Our world today is in burning need of a united Christianity

Sep 11, 2021

By Courtney Mares

"This unity is the will of Christ Himself, who prayed that His disciples may be one, that the world may... Read more

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev spoke with EWTN at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary.

What role does the Eucharist hold in the Eastern Orthodox Church?

Sep 8, 2021

By Katie Yoder

Orthodox believers are called to pursue deification, or divine qualities, according to a Russian Orthodox leader. The most powerful way... Read more

Russian Orthodox leader Metropolitan Hilarion speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 6, 2021.

Metropolitan Hilarion: Catholics, Eastern Orthodox are united in belief in Christ’s Real Presence

Sep 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Metropolitan Hilarion delivered the opening catechesis at the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary. Read more

The Hungarian capital Budapest at sunrise.

International Eucharistic Congress kicks off Sunday in Budapest

Sep 4, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Here’s what you need to know about the major Catholic gathering. Read more

A view of St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest International Eucharistic Congress to feature Mass setting in Romani language

Aug 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Romani people are Hungary’s largest minority group. Read more

Fr. Árpád Kanyó in the first Romani, or Gypsy, Greek Catholic church.

Meet the pastor of a Greek Catholic church in Hungary for Romani

Jul 24, 2021

By Katie Yoder

When Fr. Árpád Kanyó first arrived at his current parish, he didn’t know the language or culture of the people... Read more

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), Budapest, Hungary.

Vatican unveils program of Pope Francis’ 7-hour trip to Hungary

Jul 21, 2021

By CNA Staff

The pope will meet with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Read more

The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest.

Could Hungary find an unexpected ally in the Holy See?

Jul 10, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The country is under fire for a new law touching on homosexuality. Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő at a press conference for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, June 14, 2021.

Church leaders in Hungary and Slovakia welcome confirmation of papal visit

Jul 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis is expected to visit the countries on Sept. 12-15. Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő.

Cardinal: International Eucharistic Congress hymn helped Catholics survive war and communism

Jun 17, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Péter Erdő noted that the official hymn’s lyrics date back to 1938. Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő at a press conference for the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, June 14, 2021.

International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest unveils official hymn

Jun 15, 2021

By CNA Staff

The song is a “refreshed version” of a hymn from 1938, when Hungary last hosted the congress. Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő of Esztergom-Budapest, pictured at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2015.

Cardinal says intercommunion not an issue in Hungary ahead of International Eucharistic Congress

May 27, 2021

By CNA Staff

Cardinal Péter Erdő is hosting the congress in Budapest on Sept. 5-12. Read more

Heroes’ Square (Hősök tere), Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest International Eucharistic Congress to open with 1,000-strong choir, First Communions

May 19, 2021

The 52nd International Eucharistic Congress will take place in Hungary on Sept. 5-12. Read more

Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

Cardinal Bo and Cardinal Sarah among speakers at Budapest International Eucharistic Congress

Apr 21, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The International Eucharistic Congress will take place in the Hungarian capital Sept. 5-12. Read more

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary.

Cardinal: Eucharistic Congress in Budapest will be ‘a great sign of hope’ amid pandemic

Feb 1, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Cardinal Péter Erdő will host the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in September. Read more

Catholics urged to take part in global Adoration ahead of International Eucharistic Congress

Nov 17, 2020

A cardinal has urged Catholics worldwide to take part in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday in preparation for... Read more

A family in Budapest.

International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest postponed to 2021

Apr 23, 2020

The Vatican announced Thursday that due to the health situation caused by the coronavirus, the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, to... Read more

Parliament building in Budapest, Hungary.

'If we give up our Christianity, we lose our identity,' says Hungarian minister

Dec 5, 2019

By Matt Hadro

Hungary is promoting pro-family policies because its Christian identity is at stake, the country’s family minister told CNA in an... Read more

A family in Budapest. Yuriy Scmidt/Shutterstock

Hungary's incentives mean more marriages but not more babies

Dec 2, 2019

By Matt Hadro

The country’s birth rate remains well below the replacement level of 2.1 births per woman, and the rate has not... Read more