Hungarian President Katalin Novák urged peace talks between Russia and Ukraine during her visit to Rome earlier this week.
The stoic acceptance of suffering is a virtue highlighted by all Christians, but it is the extreme case of martyrdom where the Coptic Church is arguably distinct from the rest.
‘There is no justification for the State Department’s failure to recognize Nigeria or India as egregious violators of religious freedom, as they each clearly meet the legal standards for designation as CPCs.’
Every minor detail of Europeans’ lives is being discussed in Brussels, except faith. Hölvényi called this an ‘ontological absurdity’, given spirituality’s central place in human consciousness. Eastern Europeans can at least blame communism for this, but Western nations let religion be banished from public life on their own accord.
‘Christians in the Middle East are sacrificing their lives to preserve their faith and identity,’ Juliana Taimoorazy, an Assyrian Christian activist reminded us in the interview she granted to Mandiner.
‘The pandemic reminded me of the isolation that persecuted Christians feel all the time. Therefore, I decided to write this book as a document of these people who in 100 years might be entirely eradicated from their homes.’
Although last year’s report already mentioned the harmful effects of the covid pandemic on religious persecution, the situation has worsened this year.
Biden administration not only forgot about persecuted Christian communities, but also denied the fact that there was religious persecution in Nigeria.
The most persecuted religion of the world is Christianity. The Hungarian government was the first in the world to establish a special administrative organ, the State Secretariat for the Aid of Persecuted Christians, and it launched the Hungary Helps Program in 2017.