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Statue of St. Stephen

Saint Stephen the Great (977-1038), is the patron saint of Hungary. He was baptized in 985 and succeeded his father as a Christian Magyar chieftain in 997. He became king of Hungary on Christmas Day of 1000 and forcibly converted pagan Hungarians to Christianity and actively promoted the Christian faith throughout his reign.

Statue of St. Stephen and the Liberty Bridge

King Saint Stephen (Istvan) received his cross and crown from Pope Sylvester II.

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