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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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Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

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

When Christianity becomes a crime

I thought I knew what believers experienced under communism. But I was unprepared for a story of persecution comparable to the Roman Empire

'Recognise the importance of immersing oneself in a Catholic culture' (AP)

A recent comment under one of my blogs beautifully illustrated why I chose to be Catholic

David Aaronovitch, author of Party Animals (PA)

We all have an instinct to worship, which will follow a perverted truth rather than endure a spiritual vacuum

President Obama is greeted by Cardinal Jaime Ortega last night (AP)

Cardinal Ortega, along with Pope Francis, played a part in the ‘Cuban Thaw’ of diplomatic relations with the US

An Eastern Orthodox Church in Antartica (AP)

Everyday Saints and Other Stories recounts how a student and his friends turned to religion