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Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church Expresses Appreciation for Hungary’s Solidarity

MTI-Hungary Today 2019.02.27.

The help and solidarity received from Hungarians means a great deal to Christians in the Middle East, Youssef Absi, the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, said on Wednesday.

“The Hungarian people live according to Christian values, and Hungary is open to helping all persecuted nations,” the patriarch, invited for a visit to Hungary by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, told public news channel M1.

He said the purpose of his visit was “to work together with the Hungarian government” and discuss how the government can work together with Christians in the Middle East.

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He added that his community had suffered greatly, and many ruined schools and hospitals needed to be rebuilt.

On the featured photo Youssef Absi and Viktor Orbán. Photo by Ákos Kaiser/PM’s Press Office