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Set up in 2014 by Pope Francis, the council is a high-level economic supervisory body and comprises eight cardinals and seven lay experts. Cardinal Péter Erdő, the Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, has been appointed a member of the Vatican’s Council for the Economy, the body supervising the economy and finances of the Holy See. Set up in 2014 by Pope Francis, the council is a high-level economic supervisory body and comprises eight cardinals and seven lay experts. Erdő…

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 07:48

​                           Operettas by Imre Kálmán, the most outstanding representative of the silver Viennese operetta next to Ferenc Lehár, have been performed regularly around the world for almost a century. His two greatest works, full of characteristic Hungarian music - Csárdás Princess and Countess Marica - were hugely successful. Kálmán's life has been the subject of many films (including The King of Csárdás from 1958 by the German director Harald Philipp). The…

Wed, 07/29/2020 - 09:30

​ According to John Douglas, pioneer of criminal profiling and founder of FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit, the serial killer phenomenon is as old as the human race itself. However, before its heyday in the mainstream media fuelled by American popular culture, the most blood thirsty criminals and deviants were a source of superstition and fear. Although they were people of flesh and blood, demonic attributes were attributed to them. This is where, according to Douglas, various folk tales about…

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 07:27

Lewis Hamilton beat Max Verstappen in the Hungarian Grand Prix over the weekend to take his record eighth title and his second race victory of the 2020 season. Lewis Hamilton beat Red Bull’s Max Verstappen in the Hungarian Grand Prix over the weekend to take his record eighth title and his second race victory of the 2020 season.  The British driver, a six-time world champion, claimed pole position in Saturday's qualifying round and had no trouble converting that into race…

Tue, 07/21/2020 - 07:50

Wacław Felczak as remembered by Artur Janicki, one of his former students - a historian, TV personality, outstanding documentary filmmaker, author of over fifty films, including "The Hero of Poland and Hungary" – about the life and achievements of Professor Felczak.   ​   PART I: You and your wife were Professor Felczak's students. Yes, and that…

Mon, 07/20/2020 - 08:19

4 June 2020 marks 100 years since the conclusion of the famous treaty in Trianon, France. A tragic event for Hungarians. It is for our brothers be what all the partitioning treaties and Yalta put together were for Poles. The Hungarian trauma has been going on for an entire century, is it therefore an eternal trauma? 100 years ago in Hungary bells were tolling and mourning masses were celebrated, offices and schools were closed and state flags were lowered. The news that…

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:46

​ A question frequently asked about the future of the Polish Catholic Church and of Poland as a whole is whether they will go down the path followed by Ireland, where a formerly Catholic, conservative and pro-life society has become highly secularised and has espoused the cause of liberal progressivism in a matter of just a few decades. It is commonly admitted that one of the root causes of that fundamental change in Ireland has been the crisis of the Catholic Church caused by major…

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:29

Baranta is one of the most complex fighting schools in Europe. It was formed by the nomadic tribes of Magyars. It is based on both hand-to-hand and armed combat. Even though Baranta is mostly connected to Hungary, it borrows a number of elements from the cultures of other nations which wandering Magyars encountered along their journey (Scythians, Huns, Avars, Turks, Onogurs and Kazakhs). Baranta is Hungary's fastest growing t martial arts discipline. It is currently practiced by approximately…

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 07:43