Visita do Papa à Hungria infographic
A infografia mostra o itinerário da visita do Papa Francisco à Hungria.


Ucrânia paira na visita do Papa à Hungria

By Jordi Bou

April 28, 2023 - April 30, 2023 - A visita do Papa Francisco à Hungria deverá ser dominada pela guerra na Ucrânia e pelo seu encontro com o Primeiro ministro Viktor Orbán, cujos pontos de vista colidem com os do 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