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Orbán Congratulates Former Minister on Election to Bishop

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.07.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a congratulatory letter to Zoltán Balog, the former human resources minister, on his election as Reformed Bishop of Dunamellék, the PM’s press chief said on Friday.

The Reformed Diocese of Dunamellék elected Balog as its bishop with a 67 percent majority on Thursday.

“Though we know that the Lord works in mysterious ways, we often find that the tasks that require responsibility will, from time to time, fall on those who are ready to serve,” the prime minister said in his letter. “However, there has hardly been a time in Hungary’s history when a minister went on to become bishop.”

Former Minister Elected Bishop in Historic Reformed Church Vote
Former Minister Elected Bishop in Historic Reformed Church Vote

Former Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balogh was elected bishop by the Dunamellék District of the Reformed Church of Hungary on Thursday. Never before has a former minister been elected bishop in Hungarian history, and it may raise some questions about church and state in Hungary. The holy man According to Telex, Balogh was originally […]Continue reading

Orbán said he was certain that Balog’s unique career and experience in service “will be a great blessing to the entire diocese and all my Calvinist brethren”.

“Allow me to congratulate you with all my heart on your election and wish you much strength, wisdom and good health for your service as bishop,” he said.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Máthé/MTI

 


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