Comments on: Hungary’s communist leader Kádár summoned priest before dying http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/23/hungarys-communist-dictator-kadar-summoned-priest-before-dying/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: MaidJeanne http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/23/hungarys-communist-dictator-kadar-summoned-priest-before-dying/comment-page-1/#comment-27888 Thu, 02 Dec 2010 06:26:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18195#comment-27888 I think we can only hope that Janos Kadar made his last confession and was welcomed into Paradise by Our Lord.

It is only through the mercy of God that He lets us wait until the last minute to accept our repentence.

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By: HotRedPaprika http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/23/hungarys-communist-dictator-kadar-summoned-priest-before-dying/comment-page-1/#comment-27871 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:53:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18195#comment-27871 When a Quaker group visited Budapest in the Autumn of 1988, we met (somewhat covertly) a Catholic group called the Bulanyi Fellowship, who had kept their faith alive outside the ‘official’ Church. The Piarists also played a major role in keeping Catholic Secondary Schools going.

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By: HotRedPaprika http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2010/11/23/hungarys-communist-dictator-kadar-summoned-priest-before-dying/comment-page-1/#comment-27870 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:48:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=18195#comment-27870 A recent documentary film, ‘The Last Word’ looked at Kadar’s final speech to the Hungarian Communist Party’s Congress in 1989, in which he revealed his mental turmoil over the events of 1956-58. In it, he came very close to making an apology, but ended up only justifying his actions. It contains an interesting commentary by a Hungarian historian on Kadar’s mental state, as well as the original footage from Nagy’s trial. I also met a relative of Mindszenty, who explained how his family suffered during the time he was in both internal and external exile.

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