The Pope praised Hungarian priests who died during the atheist persecution
Pope Francis at the Saint Stephen's Basilica in Budapest praised the heroses of the church, who died as martyrs during the time of atheist persecution bear witness to the rock-solid faith of the Hungarian people.
Pope Francis at the Saint Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest on Friday evening, where he met with representatives of the Hungarian Catholic Church, that bishops, priests, monks, and nuns pointed at the heroes, who died as martyrs during the time of atheist persecution bear witness to the rock-solid faith of the Hungarian people.
The Catholic leader added: “I am convinced that you have a rock-solid faith.” Pope Francis commemorated Cardinal József Mindszenty, who believed in the power of prayer so much that his words are almost like a slogan: “If there is one million praying Hungarian, I am not afraid of tomorrow.”
“Be inclusive, be witnesses to the promise of the Gospel, but above all, be people of prayer, for history and the future depend on this,” he requested. The pontiff thanked the priests, monks, and colleagues of the Hungarian Church for their faith and loyalty, as well as for all the good that is within them and what they do.”