Hungary: Stubborn Adversary

Hungary's Communists have done their best to crush the Roman Catholic Church. They have seized 600 convents and monasteries and 3,000 Catholic schools. Within the ranks of the clergy, the clique of 100-odd so-called "peace priests" loyal to the regime keep up a steady propaganda, urging priests to genuflect to the Communist line. Recently the regime stepped up the pressure. The time had come, the clergy was told in a pro-regime church paper, "for every Catholic priest to consider what political and social position he would adopt in the future." Last week eleven Catholics went on trial in Budapest on...

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