Saturday, May 21, 2016
ADSS 1.180 Charles-Roux to Sec State: French thanks to the Pope
ADSS 1.180 French Ambassador to the Holy See, to the Secretariat of State.
Reference: AES 5986/39
Location and date: Rome, 02.09.1939
Summary statement: French gov’t thanks the Pope for his message.
As the French Ambassador (1) has intimated to His Eminence the Cardinal Secretary of State, he was charged with acquainting the Government of the Republic with His Holiness’s peace message of 31 August. (2)
The French Ambassador has the honour of informing the Secretariat of State of His Holiness that the French Government, keenly aware of the lofty idealism inspiring the Sovereign Pontiff’s moving message, conveys its respectful expressions of gratitude to His Holiness.
The French Government has unreservedly supported all the peace initiatives made in the last days of August.
It earnestly hopes that these worthy efforts will accomplish their object and pave the way for peace based on justice and honour among all free peoples.
(1) François Charles-Roux (1879-1961), French Ambassador to the Holy See 1932-40.
(2) ADSS 1.160.