Pope Francis has greeted in a letter Cardinal Péter Erdő on the 75th anniversary of the Hungarian Papal Institute in Rome, the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest told the state news agency MTI. The Institute works in Rome , since 1940 in the Palazzo Falconieri. The ancestor of the Hungarian Papal Institute was the priestly class of the Collegium Hungaricum in 1927.
The head of the Catholic Church in Hungary noted that during the country’s Communist rule the institute had been exposed to a series of insults and dangers and therefore “sought and found support at the Holy See.” Pope Francis expressed good wishes and the hope that the institute would continue to promote the intellectual and spiritual progress of all Hungarian priests and other students living among its walls, and their “closest possible community” with the Catholic Church.
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