Hungary’s Parliament Condemns Persecution Of Christians

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary’s parliament has passed a government-initiated decree condemning the persecution of Christian around the world as well as other religious minorities. The vote came after the government began opening an office supporting persecuted Christians following talks with Pope Francis.

NEWS WATCH: Hungary Remembers Soviet Tanks Crushing Freedom Fight Amid Divisions

The day Soviet tanks crushed democracy, and the bitter battle over its legacy

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife in Budapest. A co-production with Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
yesrevolutionBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife/ABC)-- Millions in Europe have been remembering Soviet forces storming the streets of Budapest, killing thousands and crushing Hungary's fight for freedom in 1956. But as the country lurches to the political right under Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the revolution is being recast as a patriotic fight against foreign domination … with the EU villainised as the new oppressor.

NEW EUROPE: Britain PM Cameron In Hungary amid Tensions over Benefit Cuts


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent reporting from Budapest

imageBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- British Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Hungary on Thursday amid tensions over his plans to cut benefits for Eastern Europeans in Britain, including Hungarians, though he is expected to agree with his Hungarian counterpart on limiting the power of the European Union.

NEWS ALERT: European Court Condemns Hungary Church Law


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Hungary

Matthias Church in Budapest at nightBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Fresh from reelection, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán already faced an international hurdle Wednesday, April 9, after the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned a controversial church law.

Hungary’s Constitution Change Triggers EU Outcry

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

constitutionnowBUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's government allies have passed controversial changes to the constitution, despite warnings they threaten religious freedom and other democratic values introduced after the collapse of Communism. Monday's vote triggered angry reactions from the European Union and Hungarian activists.

Hungary Parliament Votes For Harsh Constitution Change; Christians Concerned

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Demonstrators carry a portrait of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban with a crown to protest against a media law they say will turn the country into 'Orbanistan' with the government leader dominating news broadcasts.
By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- Hungary's parliament is to vote Monday, March 11, on constitutional changes that critics claim will turn the nation into a dictatorship and threatens religious freedom. The lengthy amendment of an already controversial constitution is expected to be adopted, despite protests in Hungary and abroad