23.05.2014: Hungary

General Praeses visits National Convention of Kolping Hungary


Last weekend representatives from 46 Kolping Families visited the Hungarian Kolping Society for this year’s membership meeting. The guest of honour, General Praeses Msgr. Ottmar Dillenburg, thanked the members for their tireless commitment for the common good.

The National Convention was opened with a shortened version of the Kolping Musical which was performed by the Kolping School Nagykörös for the first time on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Adolph Kolping. The journeymen are played by pupils coming from socially weak families.

In the last year Kolping Hungary has recovered economically and now looks to the future with confidence. On the same day the General Praeses also handed over the winner’s cup at the international football tournament in Ersekvadkert, which was won by the team from Z’dar nad Sazavou, Czech Republic.

Already now the Kolping Society of Hungary prepares itself for the jubilee in the next year when the Hungarian Kolping Society will celebrate its re-foundation 25 years ago. The General Praeses has accepted the invitation to this celebration.

General Praeses Msgr. Ottmar Dillenburg and Judit Hudson, National Secretary of Kolping Hungary, standing in front of a commemorative plaque of Adolph Kolping.