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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

As population plummets, Hungary to end income tax for moms of at least four

In an effort to encourage Hungarians to have more babies, the prime minister of the country has announced that women... Read more

Janos Brenner.

Beloved 1950s Hungarian priest and martyr beatified

Fr. János Brenner, a Cistercian Hungarian priest who was martyred in the 1950s, was beatified May 1. The beatification took... Read more

In Hungary, anti-Christian persecution prompts government action

The Hungarian government has established a new office on the persecution of Christians to address both persecutions of Christians in... Read more