Catholic Church in Hungary

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Eduard Habsburg.

Eduard Habsburg, Hungary’s man at the Vatican, talks Pope Francis, cheesesteak, and family secrets

May 11, 2023

By Zelda Caldwell

On a recent visit to Washington, D.C., the archduke of Austria sat down with CNA to discuss his new book... Read more

Pope Francis smiles during a meeting on April 29, 2023, with children and adults who are visually impaired and have other disabilities at a Catholic institute in Budapest, Hungary, dedicated to Blessed László Batthyány-Strattmann.

Pope Francis visits with children in Budapest with visual impairments

Apr 29, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

At the end of the visit, the children and residents presented the pope with a handmade gift. Read more

Pope Francis attends a meeting with poor people and refugees at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Budapest, Hungary, on April 29, 2023.

Speak the language of charity, Pope Francis encourages in Hungary

Apr 29, 2023

By Rachel Thomas

“It is not enough to provide bread to fill stomachs; we need to fill people’s hearts!” Pope Francis said Saturday... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians, and pastoral workers in St. Stephen's Co-Cathedral in Budapest, Hungary, April 28, 2023.

Pope Francis: Solutions to loss of faith ‘come from the tabernacle, not the computer’

Apr 28, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Pope Francis addressed Hungarian clergy during the first day of his three-day visit to Budapest. Read more

Pope Francis addresses civil authorities and other dignitaries at a former a Carmelite monastery in Budapest, Hungary, on April 28, 2023, on the first day of his three-day pilgrimage to the country.

Pope Francis in Hungary: European unity ‘crucial’ to peace

Apr 28, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

Pope Francis called for “creative efforts for peace” during the first address of his three-day visit to Budapest. Read more

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Cardinal Erdő: Pope’s visit to Hungary tells us ‘Christ is our future’

Apr 27, 2023

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, talked with CNA’s sister news organization on the eve of Pope Francis’ trip to... Read more

Hungary’s ambassador to the Holy See Eduard Habsburg told EWTN News that Pope Francis will find “a vibrant Christian country” when he visits Hungary April 28–30, 2023.

Ambassador Habsburg: Pope Francis will find ‘a vibrant Christian country’ in Hungary

Apr 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Hungary’s ambassador to the Holy See Eduard Habsburg says that Pope Francis will find “a vibrant Christian country” when he... Read more

Pope Francis at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary Sept. 12, 2021.

‘Christ is our future’: Vatican announces theme, schedule for Pope Francis’ Budapest trip

Mar 21, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will travel to Budapest, Hungary, in just over a month for an April 28–30 visit to the capital... Read more

The image of the Virgin of Ireland in the Cathedral of Gyor, Hungary.

The image of the Virgin Mary that wept tears of blood on St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 17, 2023

By Walter Sanchez Silva

On March 17, 1697, an image of the Virgin Mary known as the Weeping Irish Madonna shed tears of blood... Read more

Pope Francis in Budapest, Hungary, on Sept. 12, 2021.

Pope Francis to visit Hungary in April

Feb 27, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis returns to the central European country after a short visit in 2021 for the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress. Read more

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

In effort to help the persecuted, Hungary offers scholarships for young Christians from around the world

Oct 25, 2022

By CNA Staff

A Hungarian official has welcomed Christian scholarship students from around the world to Budapest and stressed the importance of helping... Read more

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