Brian Dooley

Brian Dooley is a senior adviser at Human Rights First.

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This Hungarian Priest Is Offering Refugees Shelter, Dividing His Small Town

by Brian Dooley 05-03-2017

Image via RNS/Brian Dooley

Tucked up near the Austrian border, about 160 miles from Budapest, is a small Hungarian town of 12,000 people. It’s a quiet place about three and a half hours, and two trains rides, from Hungary’s capital.

But the community has been split by the decision of the local Catholic parish priest, the Rev. Zoltan Nemeth, to allow some asylum-seekers to take shelter in a church building.

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