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Catholic nun, first female MP Margit Slachta reburied in Budapest

Catholic nun Margit Slachta, the first female member of Hungarian parliament, who died in the United States in 1974, was reburied in Budapest on Tuesday.

Cardinal Peter Erdo, the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, who celebrated the reburial ceremony said that Slachta “represented in words and in action” the notion of Christian love. She supported the poor and rescued the prosecuted during the second world war and dared to speak in parliament against the new tyranny that started after the war, he added.

Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjen said it was an obligation for the Hungarian state and government to organise the return of ashes of Hungarians who rest in a foreign land for various reasons.

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