740.00119 Control (Italy)/7–3045: Telegram
The Assistant to the President’s
Personal Representative at Vatican City (Tittmann) to the Acting Secretary of State1
180. My 155, June 26.2 Brigadier General Hume[,] Sr Civil Affairs officer Allied Military Govt, after audience with Pope July 28, reports burden of Pope’s conversation was his concern lest Allied troops be withdrawn from Italy before conditions become normal again. Gen Hume said other highly placed ecclesiastics of his acquaintance in Rome including two Cardinals took occasion of his presence here now to speak emphatically to him in similar vein.