Pope Francis visits Budapest

4th July 2021, Sunday

Péter Erdő: "The community of Catholic faithfuls awaits the arrival of the Holy Father with great joy and love."

Communication

29th 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 Release

9th 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’ Conference

11th 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.

Communication

8th 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 HCBC

7th 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.


The Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference sends aid to Croatia

31st December 2020, Thursday

The Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference (HCBC) decided to provide an urgent aid of HUF 10 million for the Diocese of Sisak in Croatia to support reconstruction works after a natural disaster caused severe damages in the area.

Communication of HCBC

14th 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.

András Veres, bishop of Győr re-elected as president of HCBC

3rd September 2020, Thursday

The five-year-long term of the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference’s senior officials has expired; therefore, the assignments were renewed on the regular autumn meeting of the Conference.

The members of the conference elected Bishop András Veres as president of the organization on 2 September. The duration of the assignment is another five years.

Gergely Kovács on the Feast of Saint Stephen: We shall grip each other’s hands tight

22nd 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.