Religion: Captive Bishops

It was a bitter week for Hungary's Roman Catholics. Into Budapest's Parliament building walked Archbishop Julius Czapik, the eight remaining bishops of the Hungarian hierarchy and the heads of four religious teaching orders. Hands to hearts, they swore "to be loyal to the Hungarian People's Republic."

Their oath-taking, 2½ years after the trial and imprisonment of Cardinal Mindszenty, showed that the Reds have apparently erased the last open resistance of the church inside Hungary. Three weeks before, the same bishops obediently declared their support of the Communist "Peace Movement of Catholic Priests"−a support...

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