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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán received Armenian Catholic Patriarch Raphael Bedros XXI, who handed over the Holy Cross Medal of Gratitude to the Hungarian Prime Minister on Wednesday.
“We greatly appreciate your unconditional commitment to Christians, to protecting their lives and preserving their moral and social values,”
according to the laudation.
In his acceptance speech, Orbán quoted Hungary’s first king, St. Stephen, who – in his admonitions already a thousand years ago – stressed the importance of the Hungarian State supporting Christianity and the church at all times.
Well-known Hungarian personalities of Transylvanian Armenian origin include: Vilmos Lázár (1817-1849) and Ernő Kiss (1799-1849), both generals and martyrs of Arad, Pongrác Kacsóh (1873-1923), composer, Gergely Csiky (1842- 1891), playwright, Gergely Pongrátz (1932-2005), hero of the 1956 revolution.
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