Pressed by a Double Loyalty: Hungarian Attendance at the Second Vatican Council, 1959-1965

February 28, 2017

The history of the Second Vatican Council and the history of the policy of openness towards the East-Central European Communist countries, that is, the so called Vatican “Ostpolitik,” were looked at until now as two separate topics of research. This work by András Fejérdy, researcher at the Institute of History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, demonstrates that it is not like that, but in reality, the two topics are closely linked.

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