Pope's visit to Hungary dominated by Ukraine war

Posted on AllSides April 30th, 2023
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Pope Francis is in Hungary for a three-day pastoral visit - his first full trip to the country since he became Pope 10 years ago.

What kept him away was the tough anti-migrant stance of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, in contrast to the 86-year-old pontiff's compassion for all refugees.

What brings him here now, besides his support for Catholics, is the war in Ukraine.

Hungary and Ukraine share a 134km (85-mile) border.

Unlike other EU leaders, Mr Orban has refused to back military aid for Kyiv and maintained relations with...

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