Weigel, George
April 2011
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr2011, Issue 212, p29
The article discusses a political and social rivalry between communism and Christianity during the Cold War period. The rivalry began during the last years of World War II when the Soviet Union had spread accusations about rumored association of Pope Pius XII with German National Socialism in eastern Europe, resulting to persecution of church leaders and members. One of the main communist persecutors of Christians during the period was Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (KGB) agent Yuri Andropov.


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