POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: War on Faith

POLICIES & PRINCIPLES

In the wake of Cardinal Mindszenty's sentence, the Communists last week stepped up their drive against religion everywhere behind the Iron Curtain. Protestant as well as Roman Catholic churches suffered persecution.

Hungary continued its persecution of the Lutheran Church. Last year, Lutheran Bishop Lajos Ordass had been imprisoned on charges of black-market dealings, conspiracy against the government—very like the charges against Cardinal Mindszenty. While Bishop Ordass was in jail, the Communists had repeatedly tried to make him resign his office. He refused. Recently, Lutheran Bishop Zoltan Thuroczy—who wants to play...

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