In Hungary, pope says anti-Semitism ‘fuse’ must not be allowed to burn

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Pope Francis called on Sunday (12 September) for vigilance against a rise in anti-Semitism, saying during a brief trip to Hungary this was a “fuse that must not be allowed to burn.”

The pope arrived in Hungary early on Sunday for an unusually short visit underlining differences with his political opposite, nationalist and anti-immigrant Prime Minister Viktor Orbán.

More than half a million Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust, which destroyed a once-vibrant culture across the country.