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Father Ernest Simoni was one of many priests imprisoned under the Communist Regime.

Father Ernest Simoni was one of many priests imprisoned under the Communist Regime. Here in September 2014 Pope Francis embraces the priest during the Pope's visit to Albania.

Albania Opens Communist Secret Service Files To Public

02/05/2015 08:48

Victims of Albania's former Communist regime will finally be able to see who spied on them, after Parliament passed a law opening up communist-era secret police files.

Saint John Paul II at the 'Hill of the Crosses' in 1993.

Saint John Paul II at the 'Hill of the Crosses' in 1993.

Vatican Radio: key player under choke of communism

10/11/2014 14:51

(Vatican Radio) On November 9, it was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. For the occasion we take a look at how Catholics kept the faith alive in Lithuania at the time of the communist regime. That's  with Cardinal Audrys Bačkis.

Saint John Paul II

Saint John Paul II

What role did St. John Paul play in the fall of communism?

09/11/2014 16:39

(Vatican Radio) While it's common knowledge that Saint John Paul II played an instrumental role in the fall of communism, it seems he acknowledged this to a lesser extent than some of the leading political figures of his day.