365D.1163/128: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Italy (Phillips)

119. General Conference of Seventh Day Adventist Church has received cable from its European representative reporting that the Adventist mission properties at Addis Ababa and Addis Alem have been expropriated by Italian authorities who have also apparently demanded that mission hospital at Addis Ababa be turned over by December 8th. Please investigate and telegraph whether report is correct and what are the intentions of Italian authorities regarding the mission’s activities in Ethiopia.