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Faith, Family and Fidesz? Why Some US Catholics Are So Intrigued by Hungary’s Populist Government

Attila KisbenedekHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is applauded after giving a speech marking Hungary’s Revolution and Independence Day on March 15, 2022 in front of the parliament building of Budapest. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and opposition leader Peter Marki-Zay held separate mass rallies in Budapest ahead of an unpredictable parliamentary election scheduled for April 3, 2022.

With Prime Minister Viktor Orbán facing reelection this weekend, some say the Central European nation he’s led for the past 12 years provides an example for how Catholics should engage in politics in the U.S. — but others caution against overlooking its flaws.

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