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Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty: 15 years in a foreign Embassy

In 1956 a Hungarian Cardinal sought refuge in the US Embassy in Budapest - he didn't leave until 1971.

In 1956 a Hungarian Cardinal sought refuge in the US Embassy in Budapest.

Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty had been imprisoned by the communists in 1948.

Released during the uprising against Soviet rule he faced re-arrest when Moscow ordered tanks into Budapest.

(Image: Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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