“Helping Love”: Ecumenical Prayer Week Gets Under Way in Budapest at Basilica

  • 23 Jan 2024 11:51 AM
  • Hungary Matters
“Helping Love”: Ecumenical Prayer Week Gets Under Way in Budapest at Basilica
Cardinal Péter Erdő, Hungary’s Catholic leader, stressed the importance of the “helping love” that binds Christians together and touches everyone, at the opening of an ecumenical week of prayer at Saint Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest on Sunday evening.

Christians are united by the fact that they are all disciples of Christ and recognise Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah, the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest said. “And if we are his disciples, then we must follow his teachings,” he added.

Reformed Church Bishop József Steinbach, head of the Ecumenical Council of Hungarian Churches, said the introduction to the parable of the Good Samaritan, when a lawyer asks Jesus what he should do to inherit eternal life, highlighted “that all of our problems … stem from the fact that we have become separated from God and are mortal”.

MTI Photo: Attila Kovács

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