The renovation of the Roman Catholic church building in Tárnok, a town in Hungary of about 10,000 people residents in the vicinity of the capital city of Budapest, has been completed. The renovation work on the church originally built between 1731–1737 started in early 2022.
The reconstruction efforts were funded and carried out by a cooperation between the government, the Hungarian Catholic Church, the Diocese of Székesvehérvár and the Slovak Self-Government of Tárnok; and the total cost of the project was 55 million HUF (€144,000). The Sunday mass in the newly renovated church, celebrated by Antal Spányi, the Bishop of Székesfehérvár, was attended by Secretary of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész.
After the mass, Soltész told the congregation: ‘I implore you that
after this wonderful collaboration effort that had our church renovated and redecorated inside and out, let’s continue to cooperate, so that the church may hold together the community through prayer.’
The state secretary went on to state that we once again live in times when we have to continuously strive for peace and for our families in our work, in our deeds, and in our prayers. He added that a place of worship is only worth renovating if a local community of the faithful is there to pray in it.
Sources: Hungarian Conservative/MTI/Vasarnap.hu