In the lead-up to Pope Francis’ weekend trip to Hungary, expectations were high for how he would engage the issue of the war raging in neighboring Ukraine, with many locals hoping for some strong language from the pontiff.
Pope Francis in Hungary
The Tablet has complete coverage of the apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Hungary.
Borders Should Be Points of Contact, Not Separation, Pope Says in Hungary
To be Christian is to be open and welcoming to others, Pope Francis said as he celebrated Mass outside Hungary’s Parliament building.
Human Potential Expands Exponentially When People Work Together, Pope Says
Meeting leading Hungarian academics, researchers and inventors, Pope Francis said humility and humanity are the keys to creativity and to ensuring that technology serves people and not the other way around.
True Faith is Open to Others, Pope Repeatedly Says in Hungary
Praising the piety and charity of Hungarian Christians and their commitment to supporting traditional family life, Pope Francis said Christ also calls them to open their hearts — and perhaps their borders — to others in need.
Pope on Plane Talks About Ukraine, Returning Artifacts to Canada
The Holy See has a project underway related to peace between Russia and Ukraine, but Pope Francis told reporters he could not talk about it yet.
Competing Versions of Christianity on Display Between Pope and Hungary’s Orbán
While neither Hungary’s Viktor Orbán nor his most prominent guest this weekend, Pope Francis, have appeared anxious to play up their differences, there’s no getting around the fact that the two men represent contrasting versions of Christianity — one focused on identity, tradition and family values, the other on welcome, dialogue and the social gospel.
Greek Catholic Leader Tells Pope the Church is Bridge Between East and West
Hungarian Greek Catholics and members of a Ukraine-based Eastern church that is in communion with Rome, the community’s leading prelate said its members have shed their blood for the faith and want to be a bridge between Eastern and Western Catholicism.
Pope in Hungary, Swelled by Ukrainian Refugees, Urges End to ‘Indifference’
On his second day in Hungary’s capital, Pope Francis met a group of poor people and refugees, including several who fled the war in neighboring Ukraine, and urged society to let go of selfish indifference toward those in need.