HUNGARY: Laudatur!

The village of Mikofalva (pop. 1,100), 100 miles northeast of Budapest, is populated chiefly by Kelemens and Kovacses, who belong to the Paloc tribe, one of Hungary's oldest and toughest. For centuries, Kelemens and Kovacses have married only Kovacses and Kelemens, thus keeping outsiders from the village. They have not kept out Communism. The village has 250 card-holding party members. All Mikofalvians—Kelemens, Kovacses and Communists—are Roman Catholics.

On a recent Sunday, an American reporter and a visiting Italian Communist Senator journeyed to Mikofalva to see how Hungarian Catholics felt about Josef...

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