On Wednesday, the 28th of November, Catholic monuments at different locations around Portugal were illuminated in red to remind people about the persecution of Christians
Christian identity is stronger and Central and Eastern Europeans are less likely than Western Europeans to approve of same-sex marriage and abortion or welcome Muslims and Jews into their families, new data suggests. Western Europeans are more likely to not believe in God than Central or Eastern Europeans. Hungary, Czech Republic and Estonia are the only three Eastern and Central European Countries where less than two-thirds of respondents say they believe in God. Western Europeans also are more likely than Eastern or Central Europeans to say they never pray, the data shows.
While in many Western European countries greater public Christmas celebrations and Christmas themed fairs have been done away with and fallen victims of politically correct behaviour, Hungary today marks the eighth year that the Advent Feast at the Basilica, Europe’s fourth most imposing Christmas whirl kicks off. The spectacular Advent meeting point welcomes guests with unique 3D light shows on the facade of the Basilica, free ice rink and unique, handmade goods and culinary experiences until the 1st of January.
Slovakia is the last EU Member State without a single mosque, TRT World reports. Previous attempts to build have been halted by politicians. It seems there are different attitudes to the welcoming of Islam into European societies. Similar to other ‘Visegrád Group’ states Slovakia has clearly chosen another path than most Western European countries.
“We can talk about intolerance against Christians in the world. On the streets and in offices, indeed everywhere we find intolerance and hate directed against Christians.. We have to stand up for ourselves and say: enough is enough; we do not have to support this anymore.” These were the words of the British European deputy, Nathan Gill, at the opening of a discussion about Christian intolerance in the European Parliament.
On Wednesday, Parliament enacted the Seventh Amendment to the Fundamental Law – the Hungarian Constitution, according to which the Christian culture of Hungary has been constitutionally protected. The amendment package, which was passed by a large majority, preserves the peace and security of private homes as well as stating that no foreign national from outside Europe can be resettled in Hungary.