Emissary?

One night during the Quebec Conference, Jean Marie Rodrigue, Cardinal Villeneuve, Archbishop of Quebec, had dined with President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Thereupon he canceled a projected trip to Mexico. A big Lancaster bomber flew him from Montreal to Britain (it was the first plane trip of his 60 years and he loved it). In London he stayed in a darkly elegant house behind Westminster Cathedral as the guest of Archbishop Bernard Griffin, called briefly on Canadian High Commissioner Vincent Massey and other officials. He had an audience with King...

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