Religion: Pressure

East of the Iron Curtain, Communists continued their steady pressure on Christians last week.

In Czechoslovakia, two Capuchin monks were arrested for "antistate activity." In the past fortnight 23 priests and nuns have been arrested.

In Hungary, the Ministry of the Interior belatedly announced the arrest of three leaders of the Lutheran church: Bishop Lajos Ordass (TIME, Sept. 13), Baron Albert Radvanszky and Sandor Vargha. The charges: disposing of "several hundred thousand dollars without the permission of the National Bank, and [selling] foreign currency on the black market."

No one in Budapest believed...

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