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“Hungary, Italy join forces to help persecuted Christians,” Daily News Hungary, November 11, 2023:

The most effective and humanitarian course of action in crisis regions is to give people an opportunity to stay in their homeland or return there, the state secretary for aiding persecuted Christians told a conference in Vatican City where he presented achievements of the Hungary Helps programme and met Italian officials.

On the sidelines of the conference, Tristan Azbej met Davide Dionisi, the Italian special envoy for the protection of religious freedom, and highlighted the commitment of Italy and Hungary to ensuring religious freedom.

“The world often fails to see that Christians are the largest group among those persecuted for their faith,” Azbej said. Hungary and Italy are mulling cooperation to explore possibilities to represent the issue jointly, as well as the most effective way to help persecuted communities in Africa, the Middle East and other places through humanitarian and development programmes, he said….