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A double-jubilee in Hungary-The 17th centenary of the birth of St Martin ·

 

20151215-kapu-006In 2016, Hungary is celebrating a double-jubilee: the extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, established by Pope Francis, is joined by the celebration of the 17th centenary of the birth of St Martin. Indeed, in the year 316, the territory of present-day Hungary was the birthplace of Martin, perhaps one of the world’s most well-known saints, thanks to the the event in which he took the cloak off his back and shared it with a beggar. – news of L’Osservatore Romano March 1, 2016.