811.20200(D)/6–2646: Telegram

The Chargé in Colombia (Mokma) to the Secretary of State

us urgent

433. For OIC. Archbishopric Colombia approached Embassy formally today requesting aid United States broadcast stations relaying special address of Pope to Colombian Catholics July 16 at 11:30 [Page 673] a.m. Since Vatican broadcast inaudible, Colombia Archbishopric requests Pope’s speech be picked up New York and rebroadcast to Colombia over Emisora de Los Estados Unidos. Ambassador Wiley now Washington will probably support doing everything possible to secure this service because unusual local importance. Please advise if arrangements can be made giving frequencies plans.65

  1. In telegram 367, July 1, 1946, to Bogotá, the Department indicated that it was impossible to give the aid requested for budgetary reasons (811.20200(D)/6-2646).