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Gulyas inaugurates Mindszenty statue in Portugal

The head of the Prime Minister's Office inaugurated a statue of Archbishop Jozsef Mindszenty in Fatima, in central Portugal, on Saturday. He said the cleric's life's work had been "an embodiment of Hungary's Christian past and shows the way to what we should become."

Mindszenty “faced every dictatorship of the 20th century mercilessly,” Gergely Gulyas said.

“That is why he was tortured and imprisoned by the Hungarian Soviet Republic [of 1919], the Hungarian Nazis led by Ferenc Szalasi, and the Communist dictatorship under the command of Matyas Rakosi. He was unbreakable in issues of faith, national freedom and human dignity,” he said.


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