The Presbyterian Church in Ireland began to develop relationships with the Hungarian Reformed Church in the mid 1980’s.
Hungary has a population of 9.9 million, 1.8 million of whom live in Budapest, the capital city; the main language is Hungarian (93.6%).
According to the 2001 census, approximately three-quarters of the population stated that they were Christians. Among the rights declared in the Constitution of the Hungarian Republic, those of freedom of conscience and religion express the community’s pluralism, founded upon the mutual tolerance and understanding of people of different persuasions. This freedom of conscience and religion applies not only to religious people but to every citizen.
The religions in Hungary are Catholic 51.9%; Calvinist (Reformed)15.9%; Lutheran 3%; Greek Orthodox 2.6%; Other Christian 1%; Unspecified 11.1%; Unaffiliated 14.5%.
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