The Catholic Culture Podcast: 135 – The Cardinal vs. the Communists

Jun 21, 2022Historian Árpád von Klimó joins the podcast to give an
introduction to József Cardinal Mindszenty (1892-1975), prince
primate of Hungary. Mindszenty was not only the face of Hungarian
resistance to fascism and communism, but ultimately a symbol
Catholic resistance to communism worldwide. From 1948 to 1956 he
was in a communist prison, from 1956 to 1971 he was isolated from
the world as a refuge in the U.S. Legation in Hungary. He then
spent the last 4 years of his life in exile from his country and in
increasing tension with the Vatican’s more conciliatory approach to
diplomacy with Soviet nations.
Victim of History: Cardinal Mindszenty, a
Árpád von Klimó