Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had an audience with Pope Francis in the framework of an annual meeting of Catholic lawmakers. Orbán is participating at the annual conference of the International Catholic Legislators Network in Frascati, outside of Rome, said Bertalan Havasi the PM’s press chief. Participants had the opportunity to meet personally with the Holy Father on Sunday, he added.
On picture we can see the protestant Hungarian Prime Minister who is against the migration
and the catholic Holy Father, Pope Francis who is for the migration
Orbán also held talks with Christian leaders from the Middle East in Rome. At the talks held on Saturday, the leaders discussed persecution against Christians in the Middle East, he said. Orbán said at the talks that Hungary stands up against the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, the most vulnerable Christians in the world, and is ready to support communities at risk, he added. The leaders attending the talks included Ignatius Joseph III Yonan, the Patriarch of Antioch for the Syriac Catholic Church; Patriarch Moran Mor Bechara Boutros al-Rahi; Jean-Clement Jeanbart, the Melkite Greek Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo; Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, the patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church; and Anba Gabriel, a Coptic bishop.
As the Prime Minister posted the picture about the meeting with the Pope, his Facebook page has blown up. Hundreds of comments have been posted about the ambivalence of the two person’s political views in the question of migration. Most of the comments are against the pope as once he said the migrants are gifts of Europe and we should not close the gates. However, two days ago the Hungarian Prime minister announced Hungary builds additional fence in preparation for even bigger migrant wave.
Below you can read some of the 426 comments about the meeting:
“On the picture we can see the most catholic people of the world who is protecting Europe from the Muslim wave… next to him Pope Francis”
“The two contrast! The dear Pope allegedly catholic but probably he has already switched to Muslim religion. The Monster! And the true catholic man who try to do everything against the Muslim worms”
“Take care Mr. Prime Minster! That guy in front of you seems like a pope but he is the real Antichrist who wants the end of Christianity.”
“Viktor, kick the old idiot in the ass!”
“Pope: Hi Viktor, Soros is my financial supporter too!
Viktor Orbán: Tell me something new…”
“Visiting at one of the most liberal “migrant-fondler” of Europe”
via: hungarymatters.hu; nol.hu; facebook.com/orbanviktor
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