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    Hungary Click here for the Hungary Mormon Newsroom

    5,214

    Total Church Membership

    0.05% 1-in-1876

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    22

    Congregations

    5 Wards
    17 Branches

    13

    Family History Centers

    13

    1

    Missions | 2 Districts

    History

    In 1885, Elder Thomas Biesinger and Paul E.B. Hammer entered Budapest, Hungary, after preaching in Prague, Bohemia (Czechoslovakia). After a month with little success in the area, Elder Biesinger and his companion left Hungary. Later, Hungarian Mischa Markow was converted near Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1887 and returned to preach in his native land the following year, but he was banished from Hungary after being imprisoned in solitary confinement. In 1900, Elder Markow and his companion preached in Temesvar, Hungary, until the government forced them to leave. The day before they left, they baptized 12 people and appointed leaders for a congregation of 31 people. Due to the efforts of these missionaries and others who arrived later, a total of 106 people were baptized prior to World War I. The war forced missionaries to evacuate Europe and join the other half of Hungary's Church membership who had already emigrated to the United States. Several of those who remained in Hungary continued to live gospel teachings while the Church organization was away from their area.

    In June 1988, Hungary gave the Church legal recognition. Ground was broken for the first meetinghouse in eastern Hungary about 20 miles from the Romanian border. Hungary's first meetinghouse was dedicated in October 1989, by President Thomas S. Monson, a Counselor to the Church President. The Hungary Budapest Mission was created in June 1990. In 1991, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performed in Budapest to an enthusiastic audience that gave the choir eight curtain calls. Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles visited Hungary in 1992 for an international consultation on religious liberty and ethnic rights for Eastern European nations, partially sponsored by the Hungary-based Democracy after Communism Foundation.

     

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    578,944

    Members

    2,010

    Congregations

    Missions

    32Missions

    Family History Centers

    281

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,181,411

    Members

    2,124

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    336

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    512,269

    Members

    1,408

    Congregations

    Missions

    42Missions

    Family History Centers

    704

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,254,663

    Members

    18,167

    Congregations

    Missions

    192Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,530

    Temples

    109Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    552,825

    Members

    1,251

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    299

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,038,057

    Members

    5,546

    Congregations

    Missions

    94Missions

    Family History Centers

    941

    Temples

    17Temples