Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said that a recent exchange with Pope Francis in Budapest had “reaffirmed” him, and quoted the pontiff as saying that “Hungary’s fight to protect families” was one of the most important efforts for Europe’s future.
The prime minister told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio on Friday morning that the pope had been “straight and tough” in saying that the family could not be relativized, and insisted that families were formed by “mother, father and child; full stop”.
The pope also “sees that there are great forces at work, especially in Brussels… and he spoke as firmly as I have perhaps never been able to. He said that relativization of the family must not be allowed… and added ‘go ahead’, do it, and we will do so,” Orbán said.
However, Pope Francis found other issues to be more important to highlight after the meeting.
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