The French Yellow Book

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No. 239 :
M. CHARLES-ROUX, French Ambassador to the Holy See, to M. Georges Bonnet, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Rome, August 25, 1939.

(Received by telephone at 6.10 p.m.)

TONIGHT'S Osservatore Romano announces that letters have just been exchanged between the King of the Belgians and the Pope.

The King of the Belgians has personally informed Pope Pius XII of the declaration made by him on behalf of the Heads of States represented at the Brussels Conference.

His Holiness has replied by thanking him for his communication and expressing his high appreciation of the initiative taken by the conference. He draws attention to the similarity of their declaration to his own message of yesterday, repeats the statement of principle set out in that message, recognizes the identity of purpose in favour of peace and the welfare of the nations, and finally expresses the hope that this common effort for peace may still attain its goal.


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