St. Martin, the patron saint of the social market economy
2016. november 11.
Speaking in the Parliament Building on Thursday, at a church conference entitled “St. Martin and Europe”, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán described St. Martin of Tours as “the patron saint of the social market economy”. Mr. Orbán said that not only was the saint’s heart in the right place, but he also possessed common sense: according to legend, when he was a soldier he once cut his cloak into two and gave half to a beggar, thus ensuring that both of them would be protected from the extreme cold.