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Government, Church Delegation to Visit DR Congo, Kenya

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.02.28.

A delegation of government and church representatives will set off for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya to “assess opportunities for assistance and deliver the government’s aid”, Tristan Azbej, state secretary in charge of aid for persecuted Christian and the Hungary Helps programme, told MTI on Wednesday.

Azbej, MEP György Hölvényi, as well as monks Csaba Böjte and Szabolcs Sajgó will visit Richard Hardi, a Hungarian ophthalmologist in southern Congo, where he and his colleagues treat over 10,000 patients annually, and hand over a government donation.

The delegation will meet local church leaders and visit a school and orphanage in Kinshasa, built with Hungarian contribution in 2014, Azbej said.

In Kenya, the delegation will assess ways to help Christians threatened by the al-Shabaab terrorist organisation, and contribute to efforts to retain local residents through humanitarian aid, the state secretary said. He added that the delegation will also look into ways to help local Christian churches with their welfare services.