Religion: Tightening Screws

Hungary's short and bloody revolution against its Communist overlords in October 1956 was a chance for the churches to make a break for freedom. Pro-Red Calvinist Bishop John Peter was deposed, as was Lutheran Bishop Lajos Veto. Staunchly anti-Red Bishop Lajos Ordass was freed from house arrest, resumed his post as primate of the Hungarian Lutheran Church. It was a year before the Communist regime of Janos Kadar was ready to move in again on the churches, but now the process is well under way.

Collaborationist Bishop Veto announced last week that he had replaced Bishop Ordass as Lutheran Presiding Bishop of...

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