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Hungarians less religious, census suggests

Saturday, September 30th, 2023

Commentators offer sharply opposing interpretations of the census data released this week. READ MORE

Pope Benedict remembered

Friday, January 6th, 2023

A conservative commentator calls Pope Benedict one of the last Europeans. A left-wing liberal philosopher accuses the government of using religion as a political tool. READ MORE

Christmas as a battlefield in the culture war

Monday, December 26th, 2022

Political commentators on Right and Left ponder the political and social implications of Christmas. READ MORE

Dispute over Christianity

Monday, September 5th, 2022

A left-wing and two conservative pundits offer diametrically opposing views on the role of Christian values in politics. READ MORE

Illegal migration still seen as a major threat

Friday, January 21st, 2022

A pro-government pundit finds it reassuring that Hungary is protected from what he calls ‘increasingly violent migrants’ by a strong border fence and armed guards. The Hungarian fence also defends Europe, he suggests. READ MORE

Christmas ruminations

Saturday, December 25th, 2021

In their highly partisan reflections on the state of Hungary, a pro-government and a left-wing columnist look back on the past year. READ MORE

Márki-Zay supports same sex marriage

Monday, November 29th, 2021

A Christian conservative and a liberal commentator try to make sense of the opposition frontrunner’s controversial statements on Christian values and secular politics. READ MORE

Pope Francis celebrates mass in Budapest

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

A conservative commentator believes that Rome and Budapest are ideological allies in the ‘battle against consumerism’. A liberal pundit, on the other hand, thinks that Pope Francis and PM Orbán embrace very different values. READ MORE

Government to amend the constitution

Friday, November 13th, 2020

A conservative commentator lambasts the government’s proposed 9th amendment to the Fundamental Law, fearing that it will make it easier to channel pubic money to pro-government foundations. A pro-government columnist welcomes the proposed amendments that aim to defend Christian and traditional family and gender values. READ MORE

PM Orbán’s 20 August address

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Prime Minister Orbán calls on Central European countries to create a strong alliance grounded in Christian values and help return Europe to its traditional norms. READ MORE