The World: Martyr Dethroned

The Vatican

Just 25 years ago last week, Jozsef Cardinal Mindszenty was sentenced to life imprisonment for trumped-up crimes against Hungary's Communist regime. After six years in Hungarian prisons and a brief period under house arrest, he lived for 15 years in the U.S. legation in Budapest, where he had taken refuge during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. During all that time and while he was exiled in Vienna after 1971 Mindszenty clung prodly to his titles of Archibishop of Esztergom, an ancient see that includes Budapest, and Primate (first bishop) of the Hungarian...

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