Hungary Offers HuF 10 M in Emergency Aid to Terror-Hit Nigerian Catholic Community


Hungary condemns the attack carried out on a Roman Catholic church in Nigeria and has offered 10 million forints (EUR 25,500) in emergency aid to the diocese hit in the assault, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Monday.


On Pentecost Monday, it sadly once again becomes clear that “Christianity remains the world’s most persecuted religion, as seen in the terror attack committed in the Nigerian city of Owo” that left at least 50 people dead, Szijjártó said on Facebook. As a country that has been a Christian nation for a thousand years, Hungary has a moral duty to take action in such times, the minister said. Though it does not undo the horrors of the attack, Hungary is sending emergency aid to assist the community affected by the attack, he added.


Hungary is sending the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ondo 10 million forints in immediate aid through its Hungary Helps humanitarian scheme to contribute to the care and hospital treatment of orphans and people who lost family members in the attack, Szijjártó said. Hungary condemns in the strongest terms the attack on the St. Francis Catholic Church which has again proven that Christian communities have become prime targets for terrorists, he said. “Our prayers are with the bereaved families today,” Szijjártó said.


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