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Weeklies on the anniversary of the 1848 revolution – and Ukraine

Monday, March 18th, 2024

As every year, commentators mark 15 March with attempts to apply the lessons of the 1848 revolution to the present era . READ MORE

Could Cardinal Erdő succeed Pope Francis?

Saturday, January 6th, 2024

A left-wing columnist dismisses as pure conjecture speculation about the chances of the Archbishop of Esztergom becoming the next Pope. READ MORE

President Novák to meet Zelensky and the Pope

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

The leading news website believes Ms Novák intends to assess the chances of a peace initiative in Ukraine. READ MORE

Vatican and Hungary described as allies

Friday, July 21st, 2023

A pro-government columnist welcomes the Vatican’s diplomatic efforts to promote peace in Ukraine. READ MORE

Weeklies on the Pope’s visit to Hungary

Monday, May 1st, 2023

The Papal visit has provoked fierce recriminations across the political divide. Each side accuses the other of instrumentalising the presence of the Pontiff for political purposes. READ MORE

Pope to visit Hungary over the weekend

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

A pro-government commentator sees the papal visit as a gesture of support for the Hungarian government’s policies. A liberal author, on the other hand, fears that the event will not in itself ease Hungary’s isolation within Europe. 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

Pope Francis to celebrate mass in Budapest on Sunday

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

An independent analyst acknowledges the divergences between the Pontiff and the Hungarian government on migration, but suggests that this is not the reason why the Pope will only stay in Hungary for a few hours. READ MORE

Pope’s visit to Budapest

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
A pro-government columnist thinks that Pope Francis plans to avoid meeting Hungarian government politicians in order to punish them for defending Christianity – by keeping migrants out of the country. A left-wing commentator accuses the government of using Christianity to promote its own political agenda.


Pope Francis to visit Budapest in September

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

A left-wing columnist believes the Pope plans to snub the Hungarian Prime Minister during his visit to Hungary. READ MORE