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Christian Massacre in Nigeria: Hungary Offers 10 Million Forint in Emergency Assistance

A terrorist attack on a Catholic church in southwestern Nigeria killed dozens of people on Sunday as worshipers gathered on Sunday in Pentecost. Hungary condemned the terrorist attack and provided 10 million forint (€ 25,500) in emergency assistance to help the tragic catholic community recover as soon as possible, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó publication On his Facebook page.

This article was originally Release At our sister site, Ungarn Heute. Translated by Júlia Tar.

On Whit Monday, it was once again revealed that “Christianity is still the most persecuted religion in the world, as seen in the terrorist attacks in the Nigerian city of Owo,” killing at least 50 people. Szijjártó said on Facebook.

As a country that has been a Christian state for a thousand years, Hungary has a moral obligation to take action in such times, the minister said. The horror of the attack is irreversible, but Hungary is sending emergency assistance to help the communities affected by the attack, he added.

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According to Szijjártó, Hungary has sent 10 million forints to the Roman Catholic parish of Ondo, helping to care for orphans and those who have lost their families and to treat them in hospitals through its Hungarian aid humanitarian program.

He said Hungary has blamed the attack on St. Francis’ Church, which once again proved that the Christian community has become a major target for terrorists, in the strongest terms.

Today, our prayers are with the bereaved family. “

Szijjártó said.

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell also called the incident “shocking” and commented on the terrorist attack.

The European Union condemns an armed attack on a rally at the Catholic Church in the Nigerian city of Owo on Sunday night. “

EU diplomats continue to support Nigeria in its efforts to build sustainable peace, deepen democracy and ensure the protection of basic human rights, including the right to religious and religious freedom, the EU diplomat added. rice field.

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The Catholic priest was abducted from the Parish of Obanjidi in Kogi, central Kogi, Nigeria, prior to the armed attack. The believers reportedly went looking for their parish priest, Christopher Itpa Onoz, because he was in vain waiting to attend the Pentecost worship service. They found the priest’s house looted and the windows and doors broken.

Source: MTI

Featured images by Alamba / MTI / AP on Sunday

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