Soviet Union: Confessions

A "walk in the woods"plan

Going to confession is never easy, but it can try men's souls in Moscow. Since KGB agents presumably keep electronic ears tuned to the foreign community in the Soviet capital, many diplomats, journalists and businessmen who want to confer privately with a priest suspect that their innermost thoughts may be known to others than God.

Father Robert Fortin, 51, the American Roman Catholic chaplain who holds Mass each Sunday for many in the foreign community at the U.S. embassy snack bar or in his apartment on Kutuzovsky Prospect, has come up with a practical way for his...

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