Red's Persecutions Halve Priest Total Behind Iron Curtain
The Free Lance-Star
Nov 11, 1954
"Kindermann said the aim of the Communist policy toward the church is complete separation
of the clergy from it's flock."
Communist persecution has halved the number of Roman Catholic priests in East Europe's Iron Curtain countries - from 40,000 to 20,000 - in the past eight
years, a leading expert says.
Fransicans were all murdered by the Communists
Msgr. Alfred Kindermann, director of the Albertus Magnus Seminary at Koenigstein,
near Frankfurt, says if the Communist persecution continues at the present pace, the Roman Catholic clergy inside the Soviet bloc will be exterminated withing 10 to 20 years.
The seminary is West Europe's biggest religious college for *refugee priests from the Red-ruled countries.
Interviewed by the U.S. Army newspaper Stars &
Stripes, Kindermann said the aim of the Communist policy toward the church is complete **separation of the clergy from it's flock.
He said priests are executed, imprisoned, expelled or subjected to other punishments and that seminaries and convents have been closed or placed under communist control.
*The Church has utilized a strategy to get people the sacraments, in certain communist countries, by having priests appear to the public as married layman with wives.
They lived totally celibate under one roof. The devout woman would do chores for the priest, etc. Their "civil marriages" were registered by the communist state. Then
the priest could meet with the persecuted Catholics in their homes to bring them the sacraments, hopefully undetected by the Reds.
**"Where the See of the Blessed
Peter and the Chair of Truth have been set up for the light of the gentiles, there they have placed the throne of the abomination of their wickedness, so that, the Pastor having been struck, they may also be able to scatter the flock." (Vision of Pope Leo XIII of Papal Usurpation)
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"Finally, Cornelius a Lapide sums up what may be said to be the common interpretation of theologians. Commenting on the same eighteenth chapter of the Apocalypse, he says: “These things are to be understood of the city of
Rome, not that which is, nor that which was, but that which shall be at the end of the world. For then the city of Rome will return to its former glory, and likewise its idolatry and other sins, and shall be such as it was in the time
of St. John, under Nero, Domitian, Decius, &c. For from Christian it shall again become heathen. It shall cast out the Christian Pontiff, and the faithful who adhere to him. It shall persecute and
(Words of Cardinal Manning, "The Present Crisis of the Holy See Tested By Prophecy: Four Lectures", 1861)
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