Adventist Church in Hungary loses legal status, must reapply under new legislation

Under controversial legislation passed last month , the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Hungary is one of 344 Christian churches and other faith groups that have lost their legal status and must apply to the Hungarian Parliament for registration. Only 14 religious organizations have retained their previous status under the new law, which human rights advocates around the world have decried as “draconian” and “oppressive.” Pastor Ócsai Tamás, president of the Adventist Church in Hungary, has expressed his dismay that, in spite of previous assurances by government leaders, the church must now undertake the considerable task of applying to parliament for renewal of its registration

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