On the first weekend in May, members of the Friends of Hungary Foundation will come from all over the world to spend the weekend together in Budapest for the sixth time. Attendees of the private Friends of Hungary Conference will spend the weekend exchanging ideas, sharing tales of one another’s and the motherland’s successes and raising awareness about the challenges and problems faced by their communities.
This year, members of the Friends of Hungary Foundation will join Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, at a holy mass for the beatification of Cardinal József Mindszenty. Pope Francis has given the Vatican’s Congregation of the Causes of Saints permission to publish a decree “recognizing the heroic virtues” of the late Cardinal, clearing another hurdle in his beatification process.
Beatification of Cardinal Mindszenty Clears next Hurdle
In his correspondence with the Foundation, Cardinal Erdő invoked the “blessings of God” on every member of the Friends of Hungary community.
The Friends of Hungary Foundation is a non-profit organization formally established in 2011 with the aim of promoting the successful activities of Hungarians worldwide. The more than 300 members of the Friends of Hungary network include associations, clubs and individuals. The Foundation is also the publisher of Hungary Today and its sister-site, Ungarn Heute, both of which keep Hungarians and those interested in the country informed, regardless of where they reside in the world.