The Archbishop of Aleppo thanked PM Viktor Orbán for helping Syrian Christians

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In a letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the Archbishop of Aleppo thanked to the Hungarian government for helping persecuted Christians in the Middle East.

"My warm welcome in Hungary and your interest and concern for my suffering people made me very satisfied. I will never forget the hospitality and the steadfast help, the two million euro support that you have given to my people. This help recorded in the history of Christians in the city of Aleppo, who are struggling for their survival, on a land on which Christianity was born " wrote the bishop.

The archbishop mentioned that in his New Year's message to his friends, he recalled: "I received the greatest Christmas gift from PM Viktor Orbán. Blessed be the people of Hungary and its freedom loving prime minister to whom I wish peace, freedom and prosperity" wrote the bishop.

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán recieved the head of the Syrian Christians on December 20, 2017. At the meeting the prime minister pledged financial support for the reconstruction of one of the schools destroyed in the war and assistance to the local Christian community by providing Christian students with scholarship in Hungary.

At the end of December, it was announced that the Hungarian government supports the educational development program initiated by the Greek Catholic Archbishop of Aleppo by 620 million forints.

(MTI -


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