Although relatively small in size and population, the country of Hungary is playing a huge role in helping persecuted Christians around the world, providing millions of dollars in aid.
The country’s efforts have not gone without sharp criticism, but Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto, who spoke to Fox News exclusively, is not apologizing.
“We give the money directly to the churches, to the church communities. We have rebuilt 33 torn-down Christian churches in Lebanon, for example,” he said.
The country has also rebuilt towns and schools for the Christian communities in the Middle East.
Szijjárto has addressed the crisis at the United Nations General Assembly and also through the Hungary Helps program. The country with less than one percent of the world’s population has already spent $40 million helping Christians, who now make up at least seven out of 10 cases of religious persecution globally.
“Under current circumstances, when we are faced with tremendous historic challenges ahead of us, ahead of the European Union, someone has to speak openly,” Szijjarto told Fox News. “And this road is taken by us currently.”
Hungary’s constitution, ratified in 2011, affirms its Christian foundations.
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SOURCE: Fox News, Lauren Green