Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met with the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Alba Iulia, György Jakubinyi, at the Carmelite Monastery in Budapest to discuss Pope Francis’ visit to Sumuleu Ciuc scheduled for early June, Radio Free Europe reports.
In this context, the head of the government in Budapest and the high Catholic prelate spoke about the preservation of the identity of the Hungarian communities in Romania and about the important investments from the point of view of practicing religion.
According to the Hungarian newspaper Kronika, Budapest announced on this occasion that it has allocated € 19.5 million to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia for operation and investment. From these funds sums will be distributed also for the expansion of Sapientia University in Oradea.
According to the MTI there will be a close cooperation between the Government of Hungary and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Alba Iulia in order for the Pope’s visit to Sumuleu Ciuc to be carried out smoothly. In this respect, the Government of Hungary will allocate funds, the Hungarian agency specifies without giving further details.
The Orban government has allocated over 100 million euros in 2018 through various non-governmental organizations for the benefit of the Hungarian community in Transylvania.
Source: Flux24 (Translation TFP)