Pope & President of Hungary Discuss Upcoming Eucharistic Congress in Budapest

Also Reflect on Country’s Promotion of the Family

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This morning, Pope Francis received the President of the Republic of Hungary, Mr. János Áder, in audience.

According to a communique released by the Holy See Press Office, during the «cordial» discussions, appreciation was expressed for their existing good bilateral relations.

In addition, the statement highlighted, they recalled the centenary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Hungary and the 30th anniversary of their re-establishment.

The focused in particular on the celebration of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest in September.

Moreover, the statement concluded, various themes of mutual interest were discussed, including «social justice, acceptance, the promotion of the family, the protection of creation, as well as the present and the future of Europe.»

Hungary’s President subsequently met with Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, accompanied by Under-Secretary for Relations with States, Msgr. Mirosław Wachowski.


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Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in 5 languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, often from the Papal Flight (including for historic trips such as to Abu Dhabi and Japan & Thailand), and has also asked him questions on the return-flight press conference on behalf of the English-speaking press present. Lubov has done much TV & radio commentary, including for NBC, Sky, EWTN, BBC, Vatican Radio, AP, Reuters and more. She also has contributed to various books on the Pope and has written for various Catholic publications. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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