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Grafik mit der Reiseroute für den Besuch von Papst Franziskus in Ungarn.


Ukraine Krieg überragt die Reise des Papstes nach Ungarn

By Jordi Bou

April 28, 2023 - April 30, 2023 - Die Reise nach Ungarn von Papst Franziskus wird vermutlich vom Krieg in der Ukraine und seinem Treffen mit dem nationalistischen Premierminister Viktor Orbáan dominiert, dessen Ansichten nicht mit denen des Pontiffs übereinstimmen.

Viktor Orbán’s stance on migration, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and LGBTQ+ rights, contrasts with the Pope's attitude of acceptance, and support for Kyiv.

Five months before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the pope made a seven-hour stopover in Budapest for an international religious event, during which he promised to return to the predominantly secular country where 39 percent of the population is Catholic.

His trip is bringing Francis the closest he has traveled to the conflict in Ukraine.

Unlike other EU leaders, Mr Orban has refused to back military aid for Kyiv and maintained relations with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Francis is the second pope to visit Hungary, after John Paul II made trips in 1991 and 1996.

PUBLISHED: 28/04/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images