New York's Archbishop Francis Joseph Spellman, leader of the richest Catholic See in the world and personal friend of Franklin Roosevelt, last week returned to Spain after an eleven-day visit to the Vatican. During those eleven days Archbishop Spellman conferred at least five times with His Holiness. During the same period:
Former Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano presented his credentials as Italy's Vatican envoy.
Germany and Finland recalled their Vatican envoys, for "consultations," and Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop made a hurried visit to Benito Mussolini.
Hungarian, Argentine and Chinese envoys conferred with the Pope....