Saturday, October 24, 2015

ADSS 1.126 Tardini notes: shall we send Tacchi Venture to Mussolini?

ADSS 1.126 Domenico Tardini, notes

Reference: AES 5654/39

Location and date: Vatican, 26.08.1939

Summary statement: Contemplates sending Tacchi Venturi again to Mussolini.  Note by Montini 27.08:  Pope thinks step is superfluous.  Italian gov’t is working in this direction. 

Language: Italian


The Cardinal Secretary of State telephoned His Excellency Monsignor Tardini.  From this telephone call one could understand that he would suggest to Reverend Father Tacchi Venturi to see the Head of the Italian Government and try to induce him to support a peaceful settlement of the German-Polish dispute.

Note of Montini: Audience with His Holiness.

His Holiness thinks this step is superfluous:  it is clear that the Italian Government is already working in this sense.


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