HUNGARY: Second Mindszenty?

On Corpus Christi Day last week, 3,000 people assembled before Budapest's venerable old Coronation Church for the traditional procession in which Joseph Peteri, bishop of Vacz, was to carry the Eucharist. But there proved to be some obstacles.

On the other side of the church square, in the streets through which the procession was to move, members of a Communist organization called the "Freedom Fighters" were ripping about in an ear-splitting motorcycle race. Communist youth battalions marched through the square, singing Communist songs. The crowd prayed and waited. Finally, the faithful were allowed by the police to hold their procession...

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