Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Chargé Kostelancik at the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast


Chargé David J. Kostelancik was honored to welcome leaders of churches and religious communities in Hungary at an interfaith breakfast on September 25 in his home. The informal meeting provided a good opportunity to review religious freedom in the United States and Hungary, and to discuss areas for potential cooperation between the communities, as well as the means the U.S. Embassy could help advocate religious freedom and interfaith dialogue.


first row, from left to right:
László Köntös, Vice-Bishop, Transdanubian District, Reformed Church in Hungary
Péter Gáncs, Presiding Bishop, Lutheran Church of Hungary
Zoltán Bolek, President, Hungarian Islamic Community
Chargé David J. Kostelancik, U.S. Embassy, Budapest
Péter Erdő, Cardinal, Catholic Church in Hungary
András Heisler, President, Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary
Antónia Molnarova,  U.S. Embassy, Budapest
János Papp, President, Baptist Union of Hungary

second row:
Darin Christensen and David Van Cleve,  U.S. Embassy, Budapest