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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

St. Stephen’s heritage

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
The leading pro-government daily attribute’s Hungary’s survival to Christianity, and calls on the country to maintain its heritage as Western Europe becomes less and less religious.

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Conflicting takes on Islamism

Monday, May 6th, 2019

A Muslim imam writing in the leading left-wing liberal weekly likens the Hungarian government to the Taliban. Columnists of a pro-government weekly fear the outbreak of a ‘religious World War’, and see Christianity in jeopardy. READ MORE

Notre Dame burns down

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

A pro-government commentator interprets the destruction of Notre Dame as an allegory for the decline of European Christianity. A left-wing columnist, on the other hand, thinks that Notre Dame was a symbol of a common European culture and identity. READ MORE