740.00116 European War 1939/1043: Telegram

The Minister in Switzerland ( Harrison ) to the Secretary of State

4845. Tittmann’s12 143, August 5. My 142, August 3.13 I have been informed by Spanish Ambassador to Holy See that his colleague at Quirinal asked Madrid for instructions in case Mussolini made an application for visa for Spain. Reply received was to effect that application should be refused. His Embassy as well would be guided by these instructions Barcenas said.

I assume that Spanish Government’s instructions apply to other prominent Fascist as well as to Mussolini, but I am not certain. [Tittmann.]

Harrison
  1. Harold H. Tittmann, Jr., Assistant to Myron C. Taylor, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt to Pope Pius XII.
  2. Not printed.