Zoltan Balog – Photo: MTI

PM’s press chief decries media reports on Orbán, Balog

The prime minister's press chief on Monday decried "left-wing press reports" saying that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán "also held [Reformed Bishop] Zoltan Balog responsible for the clemency" granted by President Katalin Novak to a man convicted for helping to cover up child abuse.

Several news websites alleged on Monday that “Balog’s seat as a bishop may be in danger”.

Bertalan Havasi called the reports “fake news” and “stupid”. The government and the prime minister do not interfere with matters of the church, and respect their autonomy, he said.

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