Hungary's communist dictator summoned priest before dying
"I still remember the Catholic priest whom I found, he was a short man called Biro, I think," he added.
"I don't know whether Kadar atoned to him or what he told him, you can't ask a priest about such things. There is no way to find out now -- everybody has died since."
Nemeth said this happened in late May or early June, 1989.
Kadar died on July 6, 1989, on the day that Hungary's Supreme Court rehabilitated Imre Nagy, Hungary's prime minister under the 1956 uprising against the Soviet Union, who was hanged in 1958 after Kadar restored the country's communist regime.
Churches were allowed to exist in the former Soviet bloc but the communist regimes were hostile to religion.
"This (Kadar's request) struck all of us as a complete surprise," Nemeth said.
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