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Prime Minister Viktor Orbán receives Nigerian Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme

Bertalan Havasi, head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister, has informed the Hungarian news agency MTI that in Budapest on Tuesday Prime Minister Viktor Orbán had talks with Oliver Dashe Doeme, the Bishop of the Nigerian diocese of Maiduguri. The two men discussed possibilities for providing help to persecuted Christians in Nigeria.

At the meeting, which was also attended by Minister of Human Capacities Zoltán Balog, the parties noted that half of Nigeria’s population is Christian, with many of them threatened by continuing attacks from the terrorist organisation Boko Haram. They are being driven from their homes, and their houses, schools, churches and hospitals are being destroyed.

The Prime Minister’s press chief said that at the meeting the parties discussed how Hungary could help persecuted Christians in Africa, and he added that Bishop Doeme thanked Mr. Orbán for the Hungarian government’s offer of special Christian scholarships enabling  dozens of African students to study at various Hungarian universities from September onwards.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary.
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