“Following years of governing by anti-Christian, internationalist powers, Hungary now needs a government dedicated to Christian values”, Viktor Orbán said. The Prime Minister, who also known as a devoted Calvinist, said it is an obligation for his government to protect “lifestyles germinating from Christianity”, human dignity, family, the nation and communities of faith. At the same time, he said Hungarians and Christian Europe are in need of spiritual and intellectual renewal.
In Hungary, close to 400 cultural and religious programmes have been organised through the year to mark the 500th anniversary of Reformation in Europe. In Wittenberg, the birthplace of Reformation in Germany, Hungarian Days were held from Aug. 24 to 27 with several programs, including a conference, an exhibition and a concert.
According to the 2011 census 13,8% of Hungarians are Protestants (11.6% Calvinists, 2.2% Lutherans). The Reformed Church is the second largest church in Hungary with 1,622 000 adherents, and 600 000 active members. The Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Hungary counts around 215 000 members.
via MTI; featured photo: Károly Árvai – MTI