A new Reformed church was inaugurated in Bős (Gabčíkovo) in Felvidék (formerly part of Hungary, now in Slovakia), where Miklós Soltész, Secretary of State for Church and Ethnic Relations of the Prime Minister’s Office, said that there is a need for unity to preserve and promote the values of Christianity and the created world.
In his speech, the politician stressed that the construction of the new Reformed church shows the strength of unity, all the more so as it involves a lot of community work.
He emphasized that the fact that it was possible to unite for such a good cause as the building of the new church, meant that it could be done for other purposes as well. Miklós Soltész pointed out that, unfortunately,
both Christianity and values in general are under attack across Europe and in Slovakia, and that defending them also requires coming together.
“We Hungarians here in Slovakia, need to join forces with a large part of the majority society to preserve and promote the values of Christianity and the values that serve the created world. I believe that in a few months’ time, Hungarians here in the Felvidék will also recognize this,” underlined Soltész.
Krisztián Forró, chairman of the Alliance, a political party in Slovakia that was founded by merging three political parties representing the Hungarian minority, also attended the ceremony. He said that
historical churches have always played a major role in the preservation of Hungarian identity, and that is why the new church is a special joy, as it will be another bastion of the Hungarian community in Felvidék.
The idea of building the new Reformed church in Bős was first conceived in 2018, and the implementation process started a year later with the purchase of the land. The Hungarian government supported the construction of the church with almost HUF 90 million (EUR 245,000), while the local community, the municipality, and the congregation also took part in the project.
Source : Hungary Today