Aid provided by Caritas Hungary during the war in Ukraine - Report 10-03-2210th March 2022, Thursday
More than a week ago we received an e-mail invitation for a meeting with Caritas Ukraine and their neighbouring countries to prepare for the flow of asylum seekers. Now we are in the middle of this task. We had two days, when the number of them was decreasing but from Saturday it is rising again. The last two days, we had around 850 refugees here at the Barabás Base.
Recently, H.Em. Cardinal Michael Czerny, who serves as the Prefect ad interim of the Holy See's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, visited the Base. His personality gave us hope and refugees also felt more hopeful in the presence of him. It reinforced all of us on the tenth day of our mission at the border.
Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 01-03-224th March 2022, Friday
Caritas Hungary have been working from the very first time with refugees, together with the Nyíregyházi Diocesan Caritas and the Debrecen-Nyíregyháza Diocesan Caritas. We provide service at the Barabás-Mezőkaszony (Косонь) border crossing point. We have a Caritas Base located next to the temporary warming place. Ukrainian and Ukranian-Hungarian people come here from the border station.
This is the current (01-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of Ukrainian War.
Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 02-03-224th March 2022, Friday
On 1 March, Ábel Szocska, the bishop of the Diocese of Nyíregyháza visited the Caritas Base, and talked to the colleagues working there. Alexandra Szentkirályi, the government spokeswoman also visited. In the late afternoon, Anikó Lévai, the wife of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also arrived at the Base together with the Hungarian Interchurch Aid.
This is the current (02-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of Ukrainian War.
Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 05-03-225th March 2022, Saturday
Our volunteer team these days consists of around 20 people; we work in two shifts, and each shift has a leader in charge. The first shift works from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and the other is from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. They can help us to show Caritas’s personal attention and love to refugees, as they welcome them in front of the building, and keep them company. We had around 500 people here in two days and one thirds of them were children. They are tired, hungry and still parents show calm to the children.
This is the current (05-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War.
Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 03-03-224th March 2022, Friday
From the very beginning, the national headquarters of Catholic Caritas and its diocesan organizations actively supported the refugees and the Hungarian communities that remained across the border during the war in Ukraine.
On 2 March Ferenc Palánki, bishop of Debrecen-Nyíregyháza came to the Caritas Base to visit refugees. There are many volunteers from the diocese who work here. The bishop’s friendliness gave new energy to our hard work.
This is the current (03-03-22) report of the Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of Ukrainian War.
Communication of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference1st March 2022, Tuesday
As members of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, we express our common concern about the war in Ukraine. Our pain is also increased by the fact that our Hungarian brothers and sisters living in Ukraine are also affected by the war. We sympathise with and share the pain of all those who are suffering in any way as a result of this armed conflict.
Joint Statement9th December 2021, Thursday
In preparation for Christmas, in the light of the Hanukkah candles and in response to the social debate growing recently, we, the undersigned representatives of the Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Churches and Jewish communities, hereby reaffirm the importance of the Jewish and Christian values of marriage, family and human dignity.
Communication3rd December 2021, Friday
The Hungarian Catholic Bishops' Conference (HCBC) provides support in the amount of 40 000 EUR for the reconstruction of the earthquake-stricken Saint Polycarp Church in Izmir, Turkey. Martin Kmetec, archbishop of Izmir, approached the president of the HCBC to request help in the rebuilding of the Saint Polycarp Church, which was severely damaged by an earthquake in October 2020. The settlem
Communication29th June 2021, Tuesday
We are happy to hear that the pandemic situation is improving; therefore – based on the opinion of epidemic experts, the high number of vaccinated people and the easing of earlier restrictions enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic – taking into account the special characteristics of our Church, we modify our earlier measures and take the following steps starting from 4 July 2021
Press Release9th June 2021, Wednesday
It is foreseen that the Holy Father will be in Hungary this coming 12th September for the celebration of the closing Eucharist of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress.
Communication of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference11th May 2021, Tuesday
Driven by our responsibility towards the ones committed to our care, taking into account the opinion of epidemic experts, the easing of restrictions after the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic due to the increasing number of vaccinated people and the special characteristics of our Church, we modify our earlier measures and take the following steps starting from 10 May 2021.
Communication8th March 2021, Monday
We are pleased to learn that the Holy Father has announced his decision to come to Budapest for the closing mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress.
Communication of the HCBC7th March 2021, Sunday
Driven by our responsibility towards the ones committed to our care, taking into account the opinion of epidemic experts, the restrictions recently introduced due to the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the special characteristics of our Church, we reinforce our earlier measures and make the following provisions until revoked.
Communication of HCBC14th November 2020, Saturday
Driven by our responsibility towards the ones committed to our care and due to the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, taking into account the opinion of epidemic experts and the special characteristics of our Church, we enact the following measures valid until revoked.
Gergely Kovács on the Feast of Saint Stephen: We shall grip each other’s hands tight22nd August 2020, Saturday
In order to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Holy Mass of 20 August was not celebrated at the square in front of the church, but inside St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest (Hungary). Gergely Kovács, the Archbishop of Alba Iulia (Gyulafehérvár) delivered a homily. The principal celebrant of the Holy Mass was Cardinal Péter Erdő, who gave a blessing with the Holy Right Hand of Saint Stephen following a liturgy praying for the Hungarian nation.