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Memorial to Hungarian King András II Inaugurated in Israel

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.09.30.

A state secretary of Hungary’s human resources ministry inaugurated a memorial plaque in northern Israeli Mi’iliya on Sunday, marking the 800th anniversary of Hungarian King András II’s crusade into the Holy Land.

“The memorial creates a special relationship between Mi’iliya and Hungary, based on the past but building the future,” Csaba Latorcai said at the ceremony.

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Ahead of the event, locals and Hungarian pilgrims attended a mass celebrated in Hungarian and Arabic by Yousef Matta, Melkite archbishop of the diocese of Galilee and Greek Catholic Metropolitan Fülöp Kocsis of Hajdúdorog, north-eastern Hungary.