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God and the Emperor

The Blessed Emperor Charles and the Empress Zita, King & Queen of Hungary, bow their heads at an impromptu field Mass offered during the Emperor’s second heroic attempt to regain his throne from the traitorous regent Admiral Horthy in 1921.

This post was published on Saturday, November 29th, 2008 7:28 pm. It has been categorised under Austria Church Hapsburg History Hungary Latin Mass Military Monarchy Saints and been tagged under , , , , , , .
Mark M
30 Nov 2008 4:14 am

Thank you for this, Andrew. Amazing picture, as were the others you’ve just posted. Hope to see you soon.

God bless,

Michael Thompson
30 Nov 2008 9:57 am

Traitor Horthy?
Certainly de jure but I wonder ( and I do not know the answer ) if his heart was with the King but his head alarmed by the Little Entente?

Although a Calvinist he did at least attend the Requiem for the King in Buda.

I do not admire the man. He did however have some honourable qualities, not least in regard to the human rights of Hungarian Jews.

Your posts are, as ever, illuminating and greatly valued.

Peter Kraus
1 Dec 2008 11:46 am

“I strive always in all things to understand as clearly as possible and follow the will of God”.

The Blessed Emperor Charles

L Gaylord Clark
1 Dec 2008 7:05 pm

One must not be too hard on old Horthy. He was admittedly a Hungarian first, and never really a Habsburg loyalist.
One would love to believe it otherwise, but I suspect that an attempted restoration would have been stopped by the Freemmasons of France and the United States. The Revolution had won, and was not about to give up any of its victories lightly.

2 Dec 2008 1:57 pm

Actually the French tacitly supported Charles’ restoration attempts, because they were deeply afraid of Austria and Hungary drifting into Germany’s orbit.

Dino Marcantonio
2 Dec 2008 10:15 pm

Blessed Charles seems to be praying the now quasi-suppressed Second Confiteor.

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