Hungary, the one country that cares when Christians are persecuted

Dec 18, 2019 by

by Dr Campbell Campbell-Jack, TCW:

CONSIDERING the worldwide persecution Christians face today, saving persecuted Christian communities from extinction is not an effort one country can take on alone.

Nevertheless, whilst international bodies turn a blind eye, one government is determined not to wait for everyone else to act: Hungary is stepping out alone.

Hungary does not concern itself with such supposed dilemmas as ‘could this support we are giving possibly be perceived as favouring Christians?’ That is precisely the declared intention of the Hungarian government.

Unlike most Western governments, Hungary is not afraid of calling a spade a spade. It terms genocide against Christians the global phenomenon it is and not just a series of unfortunate coincidences.

‘Four out of five people persecuted for their faith are Christians, and some 245million Christians around the globe suffer extreme persecution,’ Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stated in his address to the Second International Conference on Christian Persecution (ICCP) in Budapest late last month.

The scandal of worldwide Christian persecutions is barely acknowledged by international bodies such as the UN and EU, or by national governments. Addressing the conference, Hungary’s foreign minister Péter Szijjártódirectly challenged the international community.

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