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Italy Takes a Page from Hungary, Known to Help Persecuted Christians

Hungary Today 2023.06.26.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said this week that Italy intends to set an example in aiding persecuted Christians around the world, insisting that “religious freedom is not a second-class right,” according to American news portal Breitbart.com.

Meloni’s statement came the day after a United Nations “expert” declared that when religious liberty clashes with LGBTQ rights, religious liberty must yield, reported Breitbart.com.

The news portal said the Italian government is allocating more than ten million euros to finance support of persecuted Christian minorities around the world, and they noted that in doing so,

the Italian government is taking a page from the Hungarian administration of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, which has been active for years in assisting persecuted Christians, particularly in the Middle East.”

In 2016, Hungary became the first country to launch a scheme aimed at helping persecuted Christians, reported Hungarian Conservative earlier.

“The Hungarian government is committed to the future of its initiatives like Hungary Helps, in support of persecuted Christians,” Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said at a conference in London.

As Hungary Today reported last year,

Persecuted Christian communities of the world can count on Hungary’s support despite economic difficulties,”

the Minister reiterated.


The Hungary Helps Program, launched in 2017 by the Hungarian government, is the country’s international humanitarian program. It aims to provide effective support in crisis areas and regions hit by man-made or natural disasters.

The basic principle of the Hungary Helps Program is that help must be given to where the trouble is. Along with this principle, not only humanitarian disasters in crisis areas can be mitigated, but the root causes of migration can also be eliminated. In the last four years, the Hungary Helps Program has enabled 250,000 people to stay in their homeland or its immediate region instead of migrating, which poses both security and health risks.

Hungary Helps Program Active in 25 Countries This Year
Hungary Helps Program Active in 25 Countries This Year

"Help should go to where the trouble is, instead of bringing trouble to where there is no trouble for the time being," Péter Szijjártó says.Continue reading

Via Breitbart.com /Featured image: Facebook/This is Christian Assyria

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