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Archbishop Péter Erdő
Petererdo
Official Portrait on Consecration as Bishop
President of the Directorial Republic
In office
January, 4756 – Janurary, 4757
Prime MinisterFazekas Olivér
Vice PresidentFr. István Balogh
Preceded byHimself as Supreme Chairman
Succeeded byFr. István Balogh
Majority
34 / 75
Supreme Chairman of the Council of Grand Directors of Endralon
In office
December 4744 – December, 4755
Prime MinisterFazekas Olivér
Preceded bySzalay Bálint
Succeeded byHimself as Interm President
Majority
37 / 75
32 / 75
34 / 75
Supreme Councilor of NPIP
In office
4742 December – 4755 December
Succeeded byFr. István Balogh
Personal details
BornJune 4678
Homokváros
Political partyNew Patriarchal Integralist Party
ResidenceArchbishops Palace (Formerly)

The Citidel (Formerly)

Saint Micheals Monastery
EducationDoctorate in both Theology and Canon Law
Alma materPontifical University of Endralon
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionPriest
CabinetFazekas I and II Cabinet
Military service
AllegianceLeague for Defence of the Holy Crown
Branch/serviceLand
Years of serviceAugust, 4715 - January, 4734
RankChaplain
Unit3rd Legion of the Holy Crown
AwardsHoly Cross
Archbishop Péter Erdő is a Syldavian priest and politician, Second Endralonian Civil War veteran. He was elected as the Supreme Chairman of the Council of the Grand Directors of Endralon of Endralon for three terms until the Monarchist Compromise of December 4755, where he assumed the office of President of the Directorial Republic. The Archbishop also pledged to step down at the next election, and not run for office again. He officially moved his residence to Saint Micheal's Monastery outside of his home town of Homokváros.


Early Life Edit

Erdő was born in Homokváros, 25 June 4678, the first of the six children of Sándor and Mária Erdő. He studied at the seminaries of Kispilgon and Hugamest, and the Pontifical University (where he attained a doctorate in both theology and canon law). On 18 June 4701, Erdő was ordained to the priesthood by the then Archbishop László Lékai, it was at this mass where he met his lifelong friend Vajk, the Third, then 12 years old, and was incardinated in the Archdiocese of Kispilgon. He worked as parochial vicar in rural parishes and then continued his studies from 4710 to 4721. During his studies abroad Endralon entered into the decades-long civil war. For the next eight years, he served as a field Chaplin for the forces of the League for Defence of the Holy Crown. He was injured at serving soldiers on the frontline in battle in 4729, and was forced to be removed from the frontlines. During his recovery, he continued to study and practice theology and canon law at the Seminary of Kispilgon. In a sharp break of protocol, he was consecrated as Archbishop and Primate of all Endralon directly from his priesthood in 4733.

During his time as the new archbishop, he became a powerful voice for the League and a strong supporter of the continuation of the monarchy. He denounced republican violence and praised his friend, Vajk the Third for his valiant efforts against the republicans. The Archbishop also, controversially within the League, called for national socialists, and other race-based groups to be expelled from the party. He infamously said on the matter “The racialist is no better than the communist.” However, as it became increasingly clear that the monarchists were losing the war, and the league became increasingly dominated by national socialists, his support began to wane. Late in the year of 4733 Peter Erdő was placed under house arrest in the Archbishops' Palace in Hugamest. When Vajk the Third was executed, several republican mobs ransacked the palace, and the Archbishop secluded himself in grief. After coming out of his seclusion he attempted to help rebuild the country, personally working to feed the poor, and rebuild damaged portions of the country. Following the execution of Vajk the Third, the Archbishop personally oversaw the funeral of his friend, and began his cause of canonization.

Political Life Edit

He denounced the trials following the war as kangaroo courts, and a purge against the traditions and heritage of his beloved country. He began to gather elements of the old monarchist and Hosinian political movements and united them under a new political party. A decade after the civil war in the December 4744 election the Archbishop was elected to the presidency, and his party gained 50% of the vote. However, he could not form a government due to a coalition of republican parties. The Archbishop continued his service to the poor, though he did manage to get several conservative reforms passed. The Archbishop won the next two elections, ruling the country for 12 years. After his third electoral victor,y he said he would not run again, and after his term, he would retire to a monastery to mourn and to study.

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