“Christian values and Christian democracy are not the past, but the future”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s State Secretary for Information and the International Representation of Hungary Tamás Menczer said on Wednesday at the Budapest Forum for Christian Communicators.

In his lecture on the opening day of the Forum, Mr. Menczer pointed out: “Major forces in Europe and throughout the world today are saying that there is no further need for Christianity, Christian values, Christian culture and Christian democracy; that this is the past and is essentially obsolete”. “Those who claim this are mistaken”, the State Secretary stressed, pointing out: “If something is valuable, it cannot be obsolete”. “Christian values and Christian democracy are not the past, but the future”, he declared.

“We must talk about what people think with relation to the world’s important issues, about relationships between people, about family and nation”, Mr. Menczer highlighted. “There are some who believe that Christian values restrict people, but this is not true”, he said, adding: “These values must be preserved; it is these that provide a direction and framework for our lives”.

“Christianity is also important to us as a religion, but this conference is not just for religious people, it is not a closed forum for the faithful. We would like to reach out to everyone for whom the preservation of Christian culture and Christian values is important”, Mr. Menczer said.

(Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade/MTI)