Religion: The Mindszenty Story

What happened to Cardinal Mindszenty during his eight years of Communist imprisonment is a story that will be long in the telling. The cardinal himself has said that he is not yet ready to reveal all the details—especially concerning his trial in 1949. But this week the New York Herald Tribune is publishing a six-part record of the cardinal's experiences, as told to one of his closest confidants, Father Josef Vecsey, 43, who grew up as a neighbor of Mindszenty's. As soon as the cardinal was liberated by the Hungarian revolution. Vecsey rushed to...

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