Government official inaugurates revamped Pécs square

The state secretary in charge of church and civil affairs on Saturday inaugurated the Dóm Square in Pecs, southern Hungary, which was reconstructed with a 600 million forints (EUR 1.8m) government grant.

The square, in the shadow of the city’s cathedral, was consecrated by Bishop György Udvardy.

Photo: MTI/Sóki Tamás

In his speech, Miklós Soltész said that apart from educating in faith, churches operate kindergartens and schools and thereby teach children Christian faith and patriotism. “

[Churches] also provide for the elderly and strengthen our communities,” Soltész said.

Pécs Mayor Zsolt Páva and the city’s MP, Péter Hoppál, also attended the event.