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El gráfico muestra el programa de la visita del papa Francisco a Hungría.


La guerra en Ucrania se cierne sobre la visita papal a Hungría

By Jordi Bou

April 28, 2023 - April 30, 2023 - La visita del papa Francisco a Hungría probablemente estará dominada por el tema de la guerra en Ucrania y la reunión con el primer ministro nacionalista Viktor Orbán, cuyos puntos de vista frecuentemente chocan con los del pontífice

Viktor Orbá’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