November 7 commemorates the centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution and the suffering of Catholic communities in eastern Europe, which is now recurring in other parts of the world.
During the initial years of the Revolution, oppression was directed at the Orthodox Church, but in the 1920s it began affecting the Catholic Church. Some cardinals who testified for their faith were: Stefan Wyszyński in Poland, Josef Beran in Czechoslovakia, József Mindszenty of Hungary or Stepinac in Yugoslavia.
The lives of these cardinals demonstrate that peaceful protest is always more powerful than violence.
Source: Catholic Herald