Wednesday, August 31, 2016
ADSS 1.208 Maglione to Arata: Holy See cannot engage in politics
ADSS 1.208 Luigi Maglione, Sec State, to Antonino Arata, Estonia and Latvia.
Reference: Telegram 18 (AES 6746/39)
Location and date: Vatican 24.09.1949
Summary statement: Holy See cannot promote the union of neutral nations.
Telegram 25 received. (1)
Holy Father appreciated very much respectful feelings expressed by Foreign Minister and asks Your Excellency to express to him His august pleasure.
Having considered the question, Holy See, although always ready to promote and assist any proposal to avert way calamity, cannot see how it could be possible to promote an initiative, since its acceptance by the other interested nations is impossible to foresee.
(1) ADSS 1.205