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08/02/1949 Cardinal Mindszenty is sentenced to life imprisonment

After World War II, Mindszenty opposed communism and the communist persecution in his country. As a result, he was tortured and given a life sentence in a 1949 show trial that generated worldwide condemnation, including a United Nations resolution.


  • Essentials 

  • Personal 

  • Church leader and opposition to communism 

  • Confinement at the US embassy 

  • Exile 

  • Legacy 

  • Beatification process 

  • In popular culture