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Hungarian President Katalin Novák met with students and faculty at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah, this week to share her insights on faith and family and to learn about the students’ plans for the future.
“The reason why I’m here is because I decided when I took the office — I was elected a year and a half ago — I would like to seize the chance to meet you, the members of … the generation who can change our future,” President Novák told students at the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
BYU is part of the Church Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
President Novák, Hungary’s first woman president and the youngest president to take office, shared her advice and personal insights on the traditional family and faith in God with a large crowd of students at BYU.
“If you have no kids, we have no future, and having children is saving the world,” she said. “If you don’t have future generations, there is no reason in saving our planet.”
She expressed her concern about the low fertility rate in many parts of the world. “For example, in Europe, there is not a single country where the fertility rate reaches two,” she said. “Not a single country reaches the replacement level, and that goes also for all the Western countries or the developed countries of the world.”
Hungary’s constitution promotes traditional marriage between a man and a woman. “We have a constitution which stands for the family values,” President Novák said.
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