Cold war-era cardinal spent fifteen years in an embassy

The Cold War drama began in the cold pre-dawn of 4 November 1956. An anti-Communist uprising was under way, but the head of the Catholic Church in Hungary, Cardinal Jozsef Mindszenty, had just learned of the arrival of Soviet troops in the city to put it down. He faced a stark choice – flight, or arrest.

via BBC News – Fifteen years holed up in an embassy.