Saturday, May 21, 2016

ADSS 1.177 Micara to Maglione: peace efforts from Belgium

ADSS 1.177 Clemente Micara, Belgium, to Luigi Maglione, Sec State.

Reference: Telegram – without number, (AES 5968/39)

Location and date: Brussels, 01.09.1939

Summary statement: Belgian Prime Minister (1) promises to do his best to support the Pope’s efforts for peace.

Language: Italian


Yesterday’s coded message received. (2) I have immediately spoke with the Prime Minister about Your Eminence’s action, and he promises he will do his utmost to support it, if and when circumstances permit.

He has again expressed his gratitude and admiration for the Holy Father’s efforts in favour of peace.

(1) Hubert Pierlot (1883-1963), Prime Minister of Belgium 1939-40 and then with Government-in-exile in London 1940-45.
(2) ADSS 1.160

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