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Pope Francis lands in Budapest to read mass, meet PM

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Pope Francis arrived in Budapest on Sunday to celebrate a mass and meet with the anti-migration Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

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The pope’s plane touched down just before 7.45 a.m. local time (0545 GMT), according to an AFP reporter traveling with the pontiff.

Pope warns of “threat of antisemitism”

Pope Francis warned on Sunday of “the threat of antisemitism” in Europe and beyond in an address to Christian and Jewish leaders during a brief visit to Hungary, where he also met anti-migration premier Viktor Orban.

“I think of the threat of antisemitism still lurking in Europe and elsewhere. This is a fuse that must not be allowed to burn. And the best way to defuse it is to work together, positively, and to promote fraternity,” the pontiff said.

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