Czechs Welcome Home Late Cardinal Who Fought Communism

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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Republic has welcomed home the human remains of Cardinal Josef Beran, seen as a symbol of defiance of the former Communist government which forced him into exile in the Vatican. The cardinal, who died 49 years ago, always wanted to be buried in his homeland.

Czech Republic Mourns Former Clandestine Priest Miloslav Vlk

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PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The mortal remains of Czech Cardinal Miloslav Vlk, a devoted believer who washed windows and ministered underground during communism, were placed in a tomb at St Vitus’ Cathedral in Prague Saturday, March 25, following a funeral service.

BREAKING NEWS: Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio Elected Pope


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VATICAN CITY (BosNewsLife)-- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, from Argentina has been elected pope. As Pope Francis, as he will be known, appeared in front of a huge crowd packing St. Peter's Square, he asked the faithful to pray silently for him at a time of turmoil in the church.

Poland’s Cardinal Glemp Laid To Rest At Massive Funeral Mass

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

CARDINALGLEMPWARSAW, POLAND (BosNewsLife)-- Prayers reverberated throughout Warsaw's main cathedral Monday as the nation laid to rest Cardinal Jozef Glemp, who headed the Polish Catholic Church through the last years of Communism and the painful transition towards democracy.

Polish Church Mourns Death Cardinal Glemp

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glempWARSAW/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Poland's Catholic Church is mourning Cardinal Jozef Glemp who has died at the age of 83 after an often turbulent life in which he supported the country's peaceful struggle against communism.

Czech Parliament Approves Return Of Church Properties

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

PRAGUE/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- The Czech Parliament has approved a plan to return billions of dollars in church properties that were confiscated by the previous Communist regime. The Catholic Church in the Czech Republic has welcomed the deal, after years of negotiations.

Hungary Detains Former Minister For “War Crimes” In 1956 Revolution

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By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife reporting from Budapest, Hungary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (BosNewsLife)-- A former Communist-era Interior minister of Hungary was forced to celebrate his 91th birthday in custody Thursday, September 13, after he was detained for his role in the bloody suppression of the country's 1956 Revolution against Soviet domination.