812.404/1857a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Mexico ( Daniels )

54. New York Times and others newspapers this morning report under Mexico City date line that (1) under recent decrees by Governors of Colima, Campeche, Oaxaca, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Sinaloa and Guerrero at least 3000 churches may soon reopen (2) Ministry of Interior will not interfere with this action of Governors (3) no church property already taken over for public purposes will be restored to religious use.

One press report states Federal Government inspired this amelioration.

Please telegraph report of actual developments explaining their significance and stating whether there is any indication of further important developments in religious situation.

Phillips