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(Telegraphic.) Holy See, August 31, 1939.
CARDINAL SECRETARY of State has just handed me a note of which the following is a translation:-
"The Pope is unwilling to abandon hope that pending negotiations may lead to a just pacific solution such as the whole world continues to pray for.
"His Holiness therefore, in the name of God, beseeches the German and Polish Governments to do all that is in their power to avoid any incident and to abstain from taking any step that might aggravate the present tension.
"His Holiness begs the British, French and Italian Governments to support his appeal."
Copies of the above were also handed to the Ambassadors of Germany, Poland, France and Italy. His Eminence also gave a copy to the Spanish Ambassador and is causing a copy to be conveyed to the United States Ambassador to the Quirinal.
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