It is Maglione's last phrase that hints at the desperation felt by more and more of the "old school" of Vatican diplomacy - an appeal to priestly feeling.
Reference: Tel nr 21 (AES 2555/42)
Location and date: Vatican, 27.03.1942
Summary statement: Steps to take for the Slovak Jews threatened with deportation.
Just received your telegrams, numbers 21 and 22, (1) I called the Slovak minister and asked him to intervene immediately with his government to stop the implementation of this deplorable measure. (2) Your reverence is to personally carry out the same representation to the President of the Republic with an appeal to his priestly sentiments.
(1) ADSS 8.324, 326.
(2) ADSS 8.332.