Religion: Bishop Without a Church

Hungary's Lutheran Bishop Lajos Ordass, whose courageous sermons drew crowds even after he was in deep political disgrace with the Red regime, will no longer appear in Hungarian pulpits.

Ordass has been persecuted by the Reds ever since he opposed nationalization of church schools, in 1948 was jailed for 20 months on a trumped-up charge. Later he was stripped of his post as primate of the Hungarian Lutheran Church. In 1956, partly because of pressure from Lutherans the world over, he was finally cleared, resumed his post. Last year Ordass got permission to attend...

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