CZECHOSLOVAKIA: We Believe in Each Other

At dusk on the eve of the Feast of Corpus Christi, Archbishop Josef Beran walked past Tommy gun-toting plainclothesmen, passed through the gates of his magnificent baroque palace on Prague's Hradcany Square, and stepped into his black, eight-cylindered Tatra. While Communist police continued their four-day search of the archbishop's palace, he sped off to the ancient monastery of Strahov, where about 3,000 of the faithful awaited him.

The prelate was met by the welcoming sounds of the Strahov church organ. Women strewed white peonies in his path. A little girl pressed into his...

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