The minister of justice spoke about the importance of defending Christian values and passing them on to the next generation at the consecration of a Greek Catholic church in northeastern Hungary.
“There is a growing need for Christian faith and values and it is especially important that we should protect them among all circumstances and pass them on to posterity,” Justice Minister Judit Varga said at the consecration ceremony of the internally renewed Greek Catholic Church of St Elias the Prophet in Téglás, MTI reports.
She stressed that “we are living in an age of danger”, which means not only the threat of the physical expansion of the war in the neighborhood but also the European Union’s action “to build a Europe that denies traditional European values”.
“But we believe that Europe is supported by its Judeo-Christian roots,” the minister said, adding that the building stones of Europe are Christian communities, families, nations, and traditional churches.
The minister acknowledged the war in Ukraine as the most pressing issue in Eastern Europe and said that the Hungarian government has been advocating for peace since the beginning of the conflict. The government is also responsible for the 150,000 ethnic Hungarians in Ukraine and has taken measures to fulfill its moral obligations, including providing aid to over 1 million refugees and sending 3,100 tonnes of aid worth 7.2 billion forints to Transcarpathia, Varga reminded.
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