László Kiss-Rigó

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László Kiss-Rigó
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László Kiss-Rigó (born April 6, 1955 in Budapest ) is a Hungarian clergyman and Roman Catholic bishop of Szeged - Csanád (Szeged-Tschanad) in Hungary .


László Kiss-Rigó was ordained a priest on June 14, 1981 in the Archdiocese of Esztergom by László Cardinal Lékai .

In 2004 he was appointed titular bishop of Pudentiana by Pope John Paul II and appointed auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest. The episcopal ordination received his Archbishop Péter Cardinal Erdő on 21 February 2004 co-consecrators were Archbishop Emeritus László Cardinal Paskai and the apostolic nuncio in Hungary, Archbishop Juliusz Janusz . 2006 Kiss-Rigó was from Pope Benedict XVI. appointed Bishop of Szeged-Tschanad .

During the 2015 refugee crisis in Europe , Kiss-Rigó spoke out sharply against Pope Francis ' appeal for solidarity . “They are not refugees. This is an invasion, ”said Kiss-Rigo, according to the Washington Post . "They come here with the cry of ' Allahu Akbar ' (God is great) and want to conquer us." Moreover, most of the migrants behaved "very arrogantly and cynically". He agreed with Prime Minister Viktor Orbán , but the Pope had no idea of ​​the actual situation.

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Individual evidence

  1. Hungarian bishop railed against the pope: "These are not refugees, this is an invasion" , Handelsblatt , September 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Admission of refugees: Bishop contradicts Pope Francis. www.spiegel.de, September 8, 2015
predecessor Office successor
Endre Gyulay Bishop of Szeged-Csanád
since 2006