The meeting was attended by Janos Adel, the Hungarian President, and two high-ranking officials from the Holy See. Media attention is focused on the meeting between them.
Rome. (European media)-The Pope had a private meeting with Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban for 40 minutes in Budapest, but due to his anti-immigration belligerent attitude and his sovereign and anti-European stance, he and Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Viktor Orbán is separated. Francisco was the sole celebrant of the closing mass at a major international religious convention held in Budapest.
According to the Holy See Press Room, however, the refugee problem was not discussed in the meeting. According to the official statement, they only discussed “the role and commitment of the church to protect the environment and the promotion and protection of the family”.
The meeting was attended by Janos Adel, the Hungarian President, and two high-ranking officials from the Holy See. This is the topic of greatest concern to media. The details of the meeting, which began at 8:45 AM and ended at 9:25 AM, are not yet known.
Although this is their first meeting, it won’t be formal as it takes place at the Museum of Fine Arts. The same pope stated in an interview with COPE that he didn’t know if he would meet Orban. Zolt Semyan, Deputy Prime Minister of Hungary, is responsible for welcoming Orban to the Hungarian Capital Airport. The Vatican stated that this trip to Budapest was made to close the 52nd International Eucharist Congress.
Francis is still insistent on governments accepting refugees fleeing poverty, irrespective of their religious beliefs.
The Pope will also visit Hungary and Slovakia on Sunday’s 4-day itinerary. They, together with Poland and Czech Republic, are the least open to European immigrants. Their position is that refugees cannot set foot on European soil until they are granted asylum by member states. Applications for asylum will then be processed at centers outside the EU.
This standard is starkly opposed to the European Commission’s immigration plan, which includes mandatory solidarity between EU countries and quotas for immigrants. It is also on a plane diametrically opposite to the Pope’s position, which will accept refugees and immigrants as one of his main forces.
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