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

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Us Protest Over Cardinal Mindzenty (1949)

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Pope Flays Mindszenty Persecutors (1949)

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AMERICAN CARDINAL CONDEMNS MINDSZENTY TRIAL

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Vatican remembers a Hungarian cardinal who symbolized the struggle against Communism

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SYND01-10-73 CARDINAL MINDSZENTY ARRIVES

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.
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    • Personal 

    • Church leader and opposition to communism 

    • Confinement at the US embassy 

    • Exile 

    • Legacy 

    • Beatification process 

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