Hungary’s Orbán tells Pope Francis of pledge to tackle persecution of Christians

Officials say Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has met Pope Francis after he pledged that his nation wants to tackle the persecution of Christians at a time when Europe faces a massive refugee crisis.

Hungary’s prime minister has made clear his country now shares Pope Francis concerns about persecuted Christians. Just before meeting the pontiff he told Middle Eastern Christian leaders that predominantly Catholic Hungary stands up against the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.

(Vatican Radio)