701.0066A/7–744: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Consul at Naples (Brandt)

826. For Kirk. Algiers 27 to you81 regarding enemy diplomats accredited to Vatican but who are not yet inside Vatican City.

We agree that such diplomats should either enter Vatican City, if feasible, or that they be removed from Rome as soon as practicable to a safe and suitable place where they would be held, with due regard for their diplomatic status, pending their repatriation under safe conduct.

Please repeat foregoing urgently to Myron C. Taylor (giving him substance of Algiers’ aforesaid telegram, if you have not already done so) and inform him that we are anxious to receive his comments by telegraph together with any recommendations which he may wish to submit.82

Repeated to Algiers for Murphy.

  1. Same as telegram 2221 from Algiers, p. 1321.
  2. The substance of this telegram was transmitted to Mr. Taylor at Rome in a letter dated July 8. The Personal Representative of President Roosevelt to Pope Pius XII arrived in Rome to take up his duties on June 20.