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Submitted by JP on Sun, 03/14/2021 - 17:25
120th anniversary of the birth of János Esterházy, Polish-Hungarian candidate for the altars

In Warsaw bishop Michal Janocha celebrated holy mass in Esterházy’s honour, for his beatification and peace and cooperation among central European nations. "I am happy to hear about the jubilee celebrations on the occasion of the birthday of the Servant of God János Esterházy, a Hungarian politician, representative of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia and Czechoslovakia, who died in a high-security prison in Mírov in 1957 as a result of exhaustion and diseases” – wrote Cardinal Kazimierz Nycz, Metropolitan Archbishop of Warsaw in the letter read during the holy mass.

Ahead of the mass, wreaths at Esterházy’s memorial in Warsaw, have been laid by Orsolya Zsuzsanna Kovács, the Hungarian Ambassador to Warsaw, Adam Kwiatkowski, Secretary of State in the President's Chancellery, Jarosław Szarek, President of the Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) and Gábor Lagzi director of the Hungarian Cultural Institute. 
Photo credit: Tomasz Gzell / PAP

– The Mass presented for János Esterházy provides an opportunity to rediscover the deep Polish-Hungarian kinship – said bishop Michal Janocha, , listing the main stages of the historical and spiritual community of destiny of the two nations.