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Philippine Cardinal Orlando Quevedo attended the ceremony on the Pope's behalf (CNS)

17 martyrs of different nationalities died at communist hands from 1954 to 1970

Cardinal Zen (AP)

The cardinal said if the Vatican cannot get a ‘good deal’ from the Chinese government then it must walk away from negotiations

An estimated 25,000 people at a pro-life march in Dublin (PA)

Abortion can seem impossible to overcome. But so did communism

A cemetery for the unborn in Moscow. The inscriptions are what the unborn children might have achieved: one reads 'famous writer' (AP)

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow is among 300,000 signatories to a new pro-life petition

Bolshevik forces marching on the Red Square 1917

A dramatic narrative account of the Russian Revolution is appalling and riveting at the same time

Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s widow Natalya at the Gulag history museum in Moscow  (AP)

Behind his roll-call of heroic individuals, The God of the Gulag shows how communism finally died from within

A construction crane rises next to a 36.6-meter (120-foot) tall gold-colored statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Tongxu County in central China's Henan province. (Chinatopix via AP)

‘The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History’ exposes the appalling reality under the dictator’s regime

A depiction of communist-era martyrs in a Serbian Orthodox church in Podgorica (PA)

The author of a new study of Communist persecution tells me why these stories must be kept alive

Blessed Alojzije Stepinac enters a Zagreb courtroom in 1946 (CNS file photo)

Catholic and Orthodox commission seeks to ‘clarify some questions of history’ regarding Blessed Alojzije Stepinac

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