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PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

A term especially applied to the thousands of persons behind the Iron Curtain who have been imprisoned for their religious beliefs. Many are sent, with or without trial, for psychiatric treatment in order to change their thinking or keep them from influencing others.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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