|Author: Zoltán Haszán||Original title: Erdő Péter szerint embercsempésszé válna az egyház, ha befogadná a menekülteket|
|Publication: 444.hu||Date:Sept 3. 2015.|
That is still the same press conference where the Cardinal said that the Church is discretely present everywhere it is needed. Reacting to the news that the Catholic Church in Vienna gives shelter to refugees, Erdő said that in Hungary, the Churches are not entitled to accept them. ’It is prohibited, I and if we did so, we would be human traffickers’ – Hungarian newspaper Népszabadság quoted.
In a written statement, Hungarian Catholic Bishops claim that “with our knowledge of the seriousness of the situation, we are concerned about the destiny of our Christian brothers in the Middle East. At the same time, we have to emphasise that it is the right and duty of a State to protect its citizens.”