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Hungarian Candidates

Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
Krisztus a mi Urunk által.


In 1972, Cardinal Mindszenty requested information from the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints about the causes of Hungarian candidates: Vilmos Apor, Lukács Bánffy, László Batthyány-Strattmann, Mária Magdolna Bódi, Mária Margit Bogner, Charles IV of Hungary, Károly Kanter, István Kaszap, Didák Sámuel Kelemen, and Ottokár Prohászka. In reply, Gyula Magyary, postulator of the inquiry in the cause of King Charles IV, gave a depressing description of the progress. During the communist dictatorship, practically all the procedures came to a standstill. The open or disguised persecution of the Hungarian Catholic Church came to an end with the fall of communism, when regular and free relations with the Holy See became possible again. Subsequently, the previously opened causes of beatification regained impetus, and even new causes were begun. Currently, thirteen Hungarian candidates are in process of beatification; all of them are listed on our website.


Magyar jelöltek