Azbej: Hungary recognised in US for helping persecuted Christians

Hungary is appreciated not only for its efforts to protect Christians but also for its zero tolerance for anti-Semitism, the state secretary for aiding persecuted Christians said at a conference on religious freedom and human rights in New York.

Tristan Azbej outlined Hungarian government measures to support persecuted Christians, especially those in the Middle East, at the event organised by the Anglosphere Society held to mark the 20th anniversary of the US 1998 International Religious Freedom Act.

Azbej told MTI by phone late on Tuesday that the speakers recognised Hungary’s role in “creating a model for protecting Christianity and religious freedom in general”. Azbej was one of the keynote speakers at the conference that included Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Lord David Alton, Baron of Liverpool and Sam Brownback, US Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.

At the conference coinciding with the anniversary of Hungary’s 1956 anti-Soviet uprising, Archbishop Dolan and Lord Alton expressed appreciation for Hungarians’ “love of freedom”. They highlighted “efforts by a nation to protect persecuted Christians and their freedom”, Azbej noted.

Source and photo: MTI

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