Two religious organisations representing Hungary’s main churches have called for a peaceful resolution to the armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Ecumenical Council of Hungarian Churches issued a joint statement on Friday saying that they learnt with regret that on October 8 Azeri forces had seriously damaged the Holy Savior Cathedral in the town of Shusha.
“We share the pain of our Armenian Christian brothers,” they said, adding that the attack could seriously contribute to the escalation of the armed conflict appearing to be more of a religious ethnic conflict. They appealed to religious leaders, Christians and Muslims, asking them to make every possible effort towards preventing any further destruction, ending the armed fight and working out a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
According to press reports, the historical cathedral, a national symbol of Armenia, was shelled on Thursday.