Laszlo Kover – Photo: MTI

Speaker: Christianity keeping Europe alive

Christianity has kept Europe alive for two thousand years, while the denial of Christianity and anti-Christianity are killing it, Speaker of Parliament Laszlo Kover said at a worship service in Brasov (Brasso), in central Romania, on Friday.

“Christianity was the cultural and political cradle of Europe’s nations and states, including Hungarians, Germans and Romanians,” Kover said in a speech on the opening day of the second Pilgrimage of Burzenland and Transylvanian Saxon Csango Hungarians. “It follows that the denial of Christianity and anti-Christianity will be a cultural and political coffin for us all,” the speaker, who is chief patron of the event, added.

Dezso Adorjani, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Romania, the pilgrimage’s organiser, said the service was a way for Hungarian Lutherans to give thanks to Lutheran reformer Johannes Honter and remember their centuries-long shared history with the Saxons.

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