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.

Communication of the HCBC

4th June 2020, Thursday

As new epidemic control measures lifted lockdowns and enabled open liturgies nationwide, the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference shall modify its earlier dispositions enacted for the state of emergency.

Day of Prayer for Humanity

13th May 2020, Wednesday

Our world is facing a great danger at the moment. The growing spread of the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the lives and livelihood of millions of people. We should not forget to seek refuge in God as we face this situation.

In compliance with the appeal by Pope Francis on 3 May and the initiative of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue proposes Thursday, 14 May 2020 as a Day of Prayer to overcome the pandemic caused by coronavirus and invites believers of all religions and people of goodwill to participate. The Ecumenical Council of Churches in Hungary joins this initiative and we invite our brothers and sisters to spiritually unite in prayer, fasting and works of charity on this day.

Communication of the HCBC

4th May 2020, Monday

The Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference was informed that a new epidemic protocol will come into effect on Monday, 4 May 2020; therefore, we modify our earlier provisions as follows.

Communication of the HCBC

18th March 2020, Wednesday

In the state of emergency declared due to the appearance of coronavirus in Hungary and driven by our responsibility towards the ones committed to our care, the Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference enacts the following measures valid until revoked unless the competent diocesan bishop disposes otherwise.

Pope Francis receives the President of Hungary

14th February 2020, Friday

Today the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Excellency Mr. János Áder, President of the Republic of Hungary, who subsequently met with His Eminence Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, accompanied by the Reverend Msgr. Mirosław Wachowski, under-Secretary for Relations with States.