HCBC leaders visit Izmir

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.

Celebration of the foundation of the Hungarian state – 20 August

23rd August 2022, Tuesday

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, celebrated a Holy Mass in St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest on the 20th August, the feast of King St. Stephen, the founder of Hungary. The homily was delivered by Bishop Tibor Berta, military ordinary of Hungary. The basilica was packed and thousands of people watched the ceremony on a projector in St. Stephen’s Square in front of the basilica.

Caritas Hungary for refugees

18th August 2022, Thursday

Since the outbreak of the war, we have been helping refugees directly - from person to person - with our volunteers through our charity groups in Hungary and Transcarpathia.

Hungarian Caritas is ready to provide long-term support for refugees

24th March 2022, Thursday

Hungarian Caritas stood by the refugees from the very first minutes. They are providing transportation, accommodation and food for refugees arriving in Transcarpathia or Hungary, with the cooperation of national organisations and partners across the border.

Aid provided by Caritas Hungary during the war in Ukraine - Report 10-03-22

10th 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 05-03-22

5th 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 03-03-22

4th 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.

Caritas Hungary’s aid in the situation of the Ukrainian War - Report 02-03-22

4th 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.