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Based on the true story of the Hungarian Cardinal Josef
Mindszenty, who took a courageous open stand against the Communists and was accused of espionage and treason.
Ordained in 1915, he was arrested as an enemy of totalitarian governments in 1919 and again in 1944. He was
appointed primate of Hungary in 1945 and made a cardinal in 1946. Refusing to permit Hungary's Roman Catholic
schools to be secularized by the communists, he was arrested in 1948 and convicted of treason the next year.
Sentenced to life imprisonment, he was freed in the Hungarian Revolution (1956). When the communists regained
control, he sought asylum in the U.S. embassy in Budapest and lived there for 15 years, refusing Vatican requests
to leave Hungary. He relented in 1971, settled in Vienna, and was retired as primate of Hungary in 1974. He died in