This book discusses the motivating factors in papal-communist relations and chronicles the major events in detente policy in the Soviet Union and those countries of Eastern Europe where the Catholic Church is at least nominally the religion of 30" or more of the population.
1. Catholic-Soviet Relations Before 1962 2. Motivation 3. U.S.S.R.: Persistent Problems 4. Yugoslavia: The Model of Papal Ostpolitik? 5. The Polish Church: Distrust of Vatican Diplomacy 6. Hungary: Victim or Beneficiary of Ostpolitik? 7. Czechoslovakia: A Religious Winter 8. East Germany (GDR), Romania, Bulgaria, Albania 9. Conclusions