Skip to comments.Hungarian cardinalís ministry, reach extend well beyond Europe
Posted on 03/01/2013 1:09:17 PM PST by BlatherNaut
VATICAN CITY (CNS) Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo ministers from the heart of Europe, but with a concern and contacts that span the globe.
Hungarian Cardinal Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest is among the cardinals eligible to vote in the upcoming conclave. He is pictured at the Vatican in this 2012 file photo.
The 60-year-old archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Cardinal Erdo serves as the president of the Council of European Bishops Conferences, coordinating common projects on the continent as well as European church support for Catholic communities in the developing world
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I am sure it is in his favor that his name is Peter :)
“Peter the Roman”? :)
Yes. Assuming this is his coat of arms, will probably upset some people.
Meh. Any Pope can claim the title ‘Peter the Roman’. All popes serve as the successor to St. Peter and they are all the bishop of Rome.
“In the beginning there was nothing but grace.”
How is that offensive?
Or do you refer to the Blessed Virgin shown holding her Son, seated on a throne?
Anyone with a good sense of Latin know if “Petrus Romani” could refer to Peter the Romani (gypsi) instead of Peter from Rome? Because it’s hard to fathom how Peter Erdo could be called a Roman any more than any other pope.
Does anyone here remember Jozef Cardinal Mindzenty?
"He is very much an intellectual, certainly a supporter of the New Evangelization and he represents a staunchly Catholic country," Bunson said. "He is somebody I have been looking at as a real potential dark horse."
Erdo has written about the oppression under a communist regime and has pondered the best ways to restore faith to his country.
In 2006, he wrote a letter to President George W. Bush expressing gratitude for the American support of his predecessor, Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, who had been arrested, tortured and later lived for 15 years within the U.S. Embassy in Budapest".
I guess somebody does remember the good Cardinal. He was a real cause célèbre when I was in grade school in the early 50s. We sent up plenty of rosaries for his release.
The Hungarian prelate arrested and eventually exiled for his anti-communism?
Yes, but only after years of living in the basement of the U.S. Embassy in Budapest.
I get the feeling Carter kept leaving his door unlocked.