Foreign News: Assurances

Month ago Pope Pius XII, alarmed by the apparent imminence of war, secretly sent peace appeals to the heads of European States, first step, perhaps, of a plan to mediate in frightened Europe. Although widely heralded in the world's press, the Vatican kept mum, issued no statement.

Last week, the Pope made his first public declaration concerning his peace efforts: "Toward the beginning of last month we thought it timely, after mature deliberation, to make known to some statesmen of the great European nations the anxiety the situation was causing us at that...

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