Hungary: Pope Francis, Orban meet in Budapest

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Pope Francis met with the anti-migration Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban behind closed doors on Sunday at the start of a brief visit to Budapest where he will also celebrate a mass. The head of 1.3 billion Catholics — in Hungary to close the International Eucharistic Congress — met Orban, accompanied by Hungarian President Janos Ader, in Budapest’s grand Fine Arts Museum. The Vatican television channel showed the pope entering the museum, but did not show images of the two men meeting, but Orban posted a photo of the two shaking hands on his Facebook page. On one hand, Orban is a self-styled defender of ‘Christian Europe’ from migration. On the other, Pope Francis urges help for the marginalised and those of all religions fleeing war and poverty.” (09/12/21)

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210912-pope-francis-and-hungary-s-orban-to-meet-in-budapest-amid-clash-of-views-on-migrants