Religion: Those Who Lie in Jail

Rumania's Communist government cut off all official communication between Rumania's Roman Catholic hierarchy and the Vatican last year. Since then, little news of the church has reached the outside world beyond the fact that still more

Catholic clerics have been arrested. This month, by channels which church authorities refused to discuss, the Vatican received a message, patiently memorized and passed on by a trusted intermediary, from one of the imprisoned priests:

"I reached my prison on the afternoon of the day of my arrest. How long ago that was, how many days have passed, I don't know, because I am always in the...

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