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New Book: The Forgotten: Catholics in the Soviet Empire from Lenin through Stalin


Albuquerque, NM, 2001-05-19 - The history of the suppression of the Byzantine Catholics of the USSR (Greek Catholic Church) in Russia, western Ukraine, western Belarus, and in Trans-Carpathia is detailed in Father Zugger's new book, The Forgotten: Catholics in the Soviet Empire from Lenin through Stalin which has been released by Syracuse University Press. It is over 500 pages long, including the index, with 22 historic photographs and 4 maps. It is available for individual orders from Bulk orders for parish and monastery bookstores should be ordered from Syracuse University Press: or 315-443-5546. The cost of the book is only $39.95.

For Byzantine-Belarusan Catholics - the great struggle of the "Stubborn Ones", the repeated efforts to restore Union with Rome in 1905 - 1925, and the suppression of the so-called Neo-Uniate parishes inside the USSR after World War II are all detailed.
For Byzantine-Russian Catholics: an entire chapter is dedicated to the martyrs of the Russian Greek Catholic Exarchate and their historic sacrifice for the salvation of Russia from 1918 - 1945.

For Byzantine-Ruthenian Catholics: This is the most detailed account in English on the destruction of the Eparchy of Mukachevo in 1945-53, from the secret ordinations of bishops and first wave of police repressions, through the public execution of Bishop Petro Oros.

For Byzantine-Ukrainian Catholics - the heroic work of Metropolitan Sheptytysky, many "righteous Ukrainians" in saving Jews during the Nazi occupation, and the repressions after the so-called "Synod of Lvov" are all given in several chapters.

For all Catholics - the history of these people, their martyrdoms, their triumphs are largely unknown in the West. Consider ordering your copy today.


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