Via – Life Site News
BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) ― The Prime Minister of Hungary believes that the Christians who are being protected from persecution today may save Europe tomorrow.
Victor Orbán, 56, gave a speech today in Budapest at the second International Conference on Christian Persecution.
According to Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register, Orbán stated: “I’m convinced that in order to save Europe, those who could provide us with the biggest help are those whom we’re helping right now. We’re sowing a seed, giving the persecuted what they need and getting back from them the Christian faith, love, and persistence.”
The Hungarian Prime Minister also explained that his country’s Christian identity obliges it to help other Christian communities.
“Hungarians believe Christian values lead to peace and happiness, and this is why our Constitution states that protection of Christianity is an obligation for the Hungarian state,” he said.
“It obligates us to protect Christian communities throughout the world suffering persecution.”
Orbán contrasted the large number of Christians among those who suffer for their faith with the indifference of most of Europe.
“Four out of five people persecuted for their faith are Christians and some 245 million Christians around the globe suffer extreme persecution,” he said.
“And yet Europe remains silent again and again!” he continued.