- 21 Sep 2018 5:56 PM
- Hungary Matters
The UN declared September 21 the International Day of Peace in 2001. This year, ceremonies worldwide also mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war.
Speaking at a ceremony before a mass in Budapest’s third district, Miklós Soltész (pictured on top) said that the Great War “inflicted terrible damage” in the Carpathian Basin.
The destruction of war can be seen today in the Middle East, he said, where Christians are persecuted “more than any other religious group”, he said. It is therefore imperative that churches also work for peace, he said.
Finance Minister Mihály Varga, whose constituency is in the district, also attended the event.
MTI Photo: Soós Lajos