861.404/572: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the Soviet Union ( Harriman )

1476. Department’s 1241, May 19 and Embassy’s 1894, May 26. The Soviet Embassy here has still received no word in regard to the application of Father Laberge for a Soviet visa. In view of the deep interest of Catholic circles in this country which was again brought to the attention of the Department, please endeavor to ascertain from the Soviet Government when a decision may be expected and express again the hope of this Government that such a decision will be favorable.