Removal of provisions restricting foreign ownership of church properties from drafts of the new Panamanian constitution

[The Ambassador in Panama, Frank T. Hines, reported in despatch No. 57 of November 9, 1945, that after discussions on several occasions with the President of Panama and other officials concerning the proposed new constitution he could now state “That the provisions regarded as objectionable by American religious organizations operating in Panama have been removed or have been neutralized so as not to interfere in any way with the present form of religious freedom and education in Panama.” This despatch and related documentation are in file 819.011.]