Pope Francis and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and Hungarian President Janos Ader, centre at back, in the Romanesque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday. Photo: Vatican Media / AFP
Pope Francis and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and Hungarian President Janos Ader, centre at back, in the Romanesque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday. Photo: Vatican Media / AFP
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Pope calls for openness after meeting Hungary’s Viktor Orban before heading to Slovakia

  • During the visit that lasted just seven hours, the pope urged tens of thousands thronging Heroes’ Square in Budapest to be ‘grounded and open’
  • As a gift, Prime Minister Orban gave the pope a copy of a letter written by King Bela IV to Pope Innocent IV in 1250 asking for help against Mongol warriors

Pope Francis and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and Hungarian President Janos Ader, centre at back, in the Romanesque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday. Photo: Vatican Media / AFP
Pope Francis and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and Hungarian President Janos Ader, centre at back, in the Romanesque Hall of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday. Photo: Vatican Media / AFP
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