- 8 Sep 2021 7:46 AM
Pope Francis gave a private audience to Cardinal Péter Erdő on Saturday, nearly two weeks after his visit to the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Norbert Németh, Rector of the Papal Hungarian Institute of Rome, told MTI.
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.
The weeklies went to print well before the end of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress, which wound up in Budapest on Sunday.
Cardinal Piero Marini said the Christian community has “shown its true face”, one of “inclusion and openness”, in Budapest, thanks as well to the presence of Pope Francis, speaking at the closing mass of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress on Sunday.