Papal Hungary Visit

  • Pope Francis arrives in Hungary

    Apr 28, 2023

    The papal flight from Rome touches down at International Airport as Pope Francis arrives in Hungary for his 41st Apostolic Journey abroad. On board the flight he greets journalists and answers a couple of questions including one on his health and one on the "Emananuela Orlandi" case and accusations against Pope St. John Paul II that he described as "nonsense".

  • Pope Francis begins visit to Hungary in hopes of building bridges

    Apr 28, 2023

    Pope Francis sets off on his three-day Apostolic Visit to Hungary aboard the papal plane bound for Budapest, following a meeting at the Casa Santa Marta with a group of 15 homeless people.

  • Cardinal Erdő: Pope’s visit to Hungary tells us ‘Christ is our future’

    Apr 28, 2023

    In a lengthy interview on the eve of Pope Francis’ trip to Hungary, Cardinal Péter Erdő:, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, noted that the motto of Pope Francis’ trip to Hungary is “Christ is our future” and that the pontiff’s visit means the presence of Christ is the hope by which Christians live, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.

  • Great anticipation for Pope Francis in Budapest

    Apr 28, 2023

    As Pope Francis prepares to depart for Hungary, our correspondent in Budapest takes a look at the joy of the Hungarian faithful, who are eager to welcome the Holy Father back to their territory.

  • Parolin: The Pope goes to Hungary as a pilgrim of peace

    Apr 27, 2023

    Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Budapest will demonstrate his commitment to building up a more fraternal society in a Europe wounded by war and experiencing “the greatest crisis of refugees since the Second World War.”

  • An overview of the Church in Hungary

    Apr 27, 2023

    As Pope Francis prepares to embark on his Apostolic Journey to Hungary, we offer an overview of the Hungarian Church.

  • Hungary migration expert: We all must work for peaceful coexistence

    Apr 27, 2023

    The Director of Foreign Affairs of the Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta recognizes Pope Francis' attention and understanding of migration issues, and highlights the Catholic Church's role as a global peacemaker.

  • Pope entrusts visit to Hungary to Blessed Virgin Mary

    Apr 27, 2023

    As is his custom – since the beginning of his papacy – Pope Francis goes to the Basilica of St Mary Major ahead of his next Apostolic Journey, which will take him to the Hungarian capital, Budapest.

  • Apostolic Nuncio: Hungarians love Pope Francis’ joy, sincerity

    Apr 26, 2023

    In an interview with Vatican News - Vatican Radio, the Apostolic Nuncio to Hungary, American-born Archbishop Michael Wallace Banach, says Hungarians appreciate Pope Francis maintaining his promise to visit them, following his brief 2021 stay, and expresses his wish that the Visit’s motto 'Christ is our future' can truly shape the country’s future, even after Pope Francis' flight departs for Rome.

  • Pope Francis to bring closeness to Hungary's faithful

    Apr 24, 2023

    With the motto 'Christ is our future,' Pope Francis returns to Hungary to bring his closeness to the faithful. This 41st Apostolic Visit abroad by the Holy Father takes place as Europe faces a migration and humanitarian crisis, triggered also by the war in Ukraine on Hungary's eastern border.