Pope Francis urges vigilance against rise in anti-Semitism during Hungary visit

Pope Francis called on Sunday for vigilance against a rise in anti-Semitism, saying during a brief trip to Hungary this was a “fuse that must not be allowed to burn.” The pope arrived in Hungary early on Sunday for an unusually short visit underlining differences with his political opposite, nationalist and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor… Read More Pope Francis urges vigilance against rise in anti-Semitism during Hungary visit

Thousands of Hungarians protest against PM Viktor Orban’s crackdown on LGBTQ rights

Thousands of Hungarians protested outside Parliament in Budapest on Monday against legislation that would ban discussions of homosexuality or gender change in schools as Prime Minister Viktor Orban prepares for contested 2022 elections. Protesters waved the rainbow flag, some visibly agitated. “This is horrible and inhumane,” said kindergarten assistant Dominika Pandzsa. “They are trying to… Read More Thousands of Hungarians protest against PM Viktor Orban’s crackdown on LGBTQ rights

Hungary to close schools and restaurants, impose curfew following rise in coronavirus cases

Hungary will close secondary schools, universities and restaurants and will impose an extended night-time curfew as of midnight on Tuesday to curb a fast rise in coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Viktor Orban announced on Monday on his Facebook page. Orban said sports events will be held behind closed doors, and all gatherings will be banned.… Read More Hungary to close schools and restaurants, impose curfew following rise in coronavirus cases