November 23, 1956
Priests held by Russians
HUNGARIAN men among the refugees who arrived in London this week say that a considerable number of priests are among hostages whom the Communist authorities have been deporting to Russia.
'They said Russians arrested 65-year old Mrg Badalik, the Dominican bishop of Veszprem. No reason was given and he was released three days later after repeated protests.
Two men in their twenties one a student in industrial chemistry, the other a student in electrical engineering had themselves been held by the Russians for deportation.
'They won their release through representations bt workers' deputations at a time when the Russians had not enough trains to cope with all the prisoners they intended to send away.
WAR has been waged on President Nasser, but nothing has been done to disturb Ambassador Kisselev, the real stage director in Cairo, the real dens ex machina Nothing concrete and determined in the way of diplomatic action has been taken against Communist Russia. It is Russia who possesses the initiative, who controls the game, who threatens". So says a leading article in the Vatican daily 1 Quotidian° in an extremely plain-spoken denunciation of Soviet Russia.
TRAFFIC has increased so greatly in the Vatican City that plans have had to be put in hand for a new underground car park.
In the Velvedere section of the Vatican there is a large parking place for cars of members of the Vatican Court while they are taking part in ceremonials. and for Cardinals visiting Rome.