Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Oliver Dashe Doeme
Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Oliver Dashe Doeme

Hungary on Tuesday pledged humanitarian and other assistance to Christian victims of the Boko Haram insurgency following an official visit to Budapest by the Catholic Bishop of Maiduguri Diocese, Oliver Dashe Doeme.


Head of the Press Office of the Prime Minister, Bertalan Havasi, disclosed that Prime Minister Viktor Orbán discussed the plight of Christian victims of the insurgency and concluded on how to provide assistance to persecuted Christians in the parts of Nigeria affected by the Boko Haram war.

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,” he said.

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 Doeme thanked 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.

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