HUNGARY: The Cardinal's Dilemma

Ever since his short-lived freedom from Communist jailers during last autumn's Hungarian revolution, Josef Cardinal Mindszenty has been living in the U.S. Legation in Budapest. Mindszenty, forced by Russian intervention to seek refuge, lives in a two-room apartment, gets his meals from the legation kitchen, works on his memoirs and takes infrequent strolls in a gloomy little patio in the legation compound. Though the legation keeps him supplied with newspapers (including the Paris Herald Tribune), the protocol of diplomatic refuge forbids him to receive or send letters or to use the telephone.

Last week the Italian Communist Party organ Unita...

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