The state secretary in charge of church and civil affairs on Saturday inaugurated the Dóm Square in Pécs, southern Hungary, which was reconstructed with a 600 million forints (EUR 1.8m) government grant.
The square, in the shadow of the city’s cathedral, was consecrated by Bishop György Udvardy.
In his speech, Miklós Soltész said that apart from educating in faith, churches operate kindergartens and schools and thereby teach children Christian faith and patriotism. “[Churches] also provide for the elderly and strengthen our communities,” Soltész said.
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Pécs Mayor Zsolt Páva and the city’s MP, Péter Hoppál, also attended the event.