Parliament Hosts Hungarian-Polish Conference on John Paul II
A conference was held in Parliament on the late Catholic pontiff John Paul II organized by the National Commemorative Committee and its Polish counterpart, on Friday.
In his address to the conference, deputy prime minister Zsolt Semjén called the late pontiff “a committed fighter for human rights in the light of truth.”
John Paul II “rejected lies devised by Liberalism and disguised as human rights” such as the suggestion that “man has the right to recreate themselves against the laws of social nature,” Semjén insisted. He dared to “name the culture of death” and was known for protecting human life from the moment of conception through to the last minute, he added.
Bishop András Veres, the head of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, said that Karol Wojtyla had “known communism from the inside and therefore he could not be deceived by false words.”
E. Sylvester Vizi, chair of the Friends of Hungary Foundation’s Board of Trustees, which is the publisher of Hungary Today, was also at the conference.