The construction of churches embodies everything that Christian Hungarians consider important, it proclaims that we are followers of Christ, and this is a foundation that no earthly power can shake, said Levente Magyar.
The Parliamentary State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade addressed the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the new Reformed church in Hodod (Hadad, Transylvania, Romania) on Friday.
The 420-strong Reformed congregation of the ethnic Hungarian-majority village is embarking on the construction after two decades of trying to save its old 15th-century church, which was damaged by earthquakes, said Bishop János Szabolcs Bogdán.
The purchase of the land and the planning were supported by the Hungarian state, and the people of Hadad can count on Budapest’s help during the construction,”
Levente Magyar promised. He pointed out that these are not times when communities start new construction projects, so the church construction here is worthy of the attention of the Hungarian community of the Carpathian Basin and the world.
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