Pope Francis received the MKPK delegation in a private audience3rd October 2023, Tuesday
Pope Francis received the delegation of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference in a private audience on 2 October 2023.
Card. Péter Erdő, primate of Hungary, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, András Veres, bishop of Győr, president of the HCBC, metropolitan Fülöp Kocsis, archbishop of Hajdúdorog, and Tamás Tóth, general secretary of the HCBC, the general coordinator of the Holy Father’
Start of the school year in catholic educational institutions12th September 2023, Tuesday
In the 358 public education and vocational training institutions operated by the Hungarian Catholic Church, nearly 150,000 students and 14,500 teachers have started the 2023/2024 school year as planned.
Most Catholic education and training institutions are multi-purpose facilities. In many places, education is provided from kindergarten to secondary school. The 358 Catholic institutions consist of 771 units.
In the 2023/2024 school year, five new schools are added to the list of Catholic institutions, which have recently been taken over by the Hungarian Catholic Church. Two other institutions have expanded their range of activities with a kindergarten and a primary school.
Meeting of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference9th June 2023, Friday
The Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (HCB) held its regular summer meeting on 6 June, also attended by Apostolic Nuncio Michael Wallace Banach. Prior to this, on the afternoon of 5 June, the members of the HCBC celebrated a Holy Mass to give thanks to God, led by Cardinal Péter Erdő, primate, archbishop of Esztergom and Budapest. Following the Holy Mass, Bishop András Veres, president o
General Audience, 03.05.202325th May 2023, Thursday
Dear brothers and sisters, buongiorno! Three days ago I returned from my trip to Hungary. I wish to thank all those who prepared and accompanied this visit with prayer, and to renew my gratitude to the Authorities, the local Church, and the Hungarian people, a courageous people, rich in memory. During my stay in Budapest I was able to feel the affection of all Hungarians. Today I would like t
The Holy Father’s words before the recitation of the Regina Caeli prayer25th May 2023, Thursday
I thank Cardinal Erdő for his kind words, and I greet Her Excellency the President, the Prime Minister and the Authorities present. As I prepare to return to Rome, I wish to express my gratitude to them, to my brother bishops, the priests and consecrated men and women, and to all the beloved Hungarian people for their warm welcome and the affection I have experienced in these days. I am als
Homily of the Holy Father, Kossuth Lajos Square25th May 2023, Thursday
Jesus’ final words in the Gospel we have just heard sum up the meaning of his mission: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” (Jn 10:10). That is what a good shepherd does: he gives his life for his sheep. Jesus, like a shepherd who goes in search of his flock, came to find us when we were lost. Like a shepherd, he came to snatch us from death. Like a shepherd who knows
Meeting with young people at the Papp László Budapest Sportaréna25th May 2023, Thursday
Dicsértessék a Jézus Krisztus! [Praised be Jesus Christ!] Dear brothers and sisters, I would like to say köszönöm! [thank you!] for your dance, your song and your courageous testimonies. I thank each of you for being here today: I am happy to be with you! Thank you. Bishop Ferenc has told us that youth is a time for important questions and responses. That is true, and it is important that
The Pope’s words at the Regina Caeli prayer, 23.04.202325th May 2023, Thursday
Next Friday I will go to Budapest, in Hungary, for three days, to complete the trip I made in 2021 for the International Eucharistic Congress. It will be an opportunity to embrace once again a Church and a people so dear to me. It will also be a journey to the centre of Europe, over which the icy winds of war continue to blow, while the displacement of so many people puts urgent humanitaria
Impromptu greeting of the Holy Father25th May 2023, Thursday
Many thanks to you all for your welcome and your tenderness. Thank you for your hymns, your gestures, your eyes. Thank you, Mr. Director, for wanting to begin this act with the prayer of Saint Francis, which is a plan for life. Because the Saint always asks for the grace that where there is nothing I can do something, when something is lacking I can do something. In a journey from reality,
Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Consecrated men and women, Seminarians and Pastoral Workers in the Co-cathedral of Saint Stephen25th May 2023, Thursday
Dear brother bishops, priests and deacons, consecrated men and women and seminarians, pastoral workers, brothers and sisters, dicsértessék a Jézus Krisztus! [Praised be Jesus Christ!] I am happy to be with you once again, after we shared the experience of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress. The Congress was a moment of great grace, and I am sure that you continue to enjoy its spir
Unique vestments for the visit of Pope Francis5th April 2023, Wednesday
The highlight of the journey will be the Holy Mass on Kossuth Square in Budapest, which will be celebrated by the Holy Father on Sunday, 30 April. The liturgy will be performed by the Bishop of Rome – and the clergy celebrating the Mass with him – in special vestments designed and made for the occasion.
Press release31st December 2022, Saturday
The members of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference were touched to hear that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has completed his earthly journey and returned to the house of the Heavenly Father.
The Hungarian Catholic Church launches Instagram and TikTok accounts19th December 2022, Monday
“Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of it.” (1Cor 12:27)
There are already a number of Instagram and TikTok accounts affiliated with an institution or organisational unit of the Hungarian Catholic Church, but at the beginning of Advent 2022, the central Instagram and TikTok page of the Hungarian Catholic Church was launched.
On our community platforms, visitors will find
Introducing the Saint Emeric textbook family16th December 2022, Friday
From the very beginning, the Catholic Church has been involved in the education and upbringing of young people. For centuries, this activity has been closely tied to teachers in Catholic schools writing and compiling curricula and later textbooks for each subject. Communism interrupted this historical development in Hungary. After the change of regime, pupils were again able to study from Church
HCBC leaders visit Izmir21st September 2022, Wednesday
András Veres, bishop of Győr, president of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (HCBC) visited Izmir at the invitation of Martin Kmetec OFM Conv., archbishop of Izmir, president of the Bishop’s Conference of Turkey. Mgr. Tamás Tóth, general secretary of the HCBC accompanied him on the journey.
Joint communication3rd October 2022, Monday
The permanent councils of the episcopal conferences of Romania and Hungary held a joint meeting in Oradea on 26-27 September 2022, as guests of the local Latin bishop.
The discussion focused on the synodal journey in the universal Church initiated by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, help provided for war refugees, youth and education,
Meeting of the presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest26th October 2022, Wednesday
A meeting of the presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Central and Eastern Europe was held in Budapest on 24-25 October 2022. The event was attended, among others, by Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, president of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), András Veres, president of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Mario Grech, general secretary of the Synod of Bishops, Apostolic Nuncio Michael Wallace Banach, and the members of the Permanent Council of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference: Cardinal Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Archbishop György Udvardy of Veszprém and Bishop János Székely of Szombathely, as well as the presidents and representatives of the Bishops’ Conferences of Slovakia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the International Bishops’ Conference of Saint Cyril and Methodius including Serbia and other states.