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Pope Pius Grants Audience to Leader of American Ort; Raises Organization’s Activities

Pope Pius XII today received Aaron Tart, executive vice-president of the American ORT. The Pope praised the activities of the ORT as an important contribution to the recovery of the world.

The official organ of the Central Committee of Jewish Refugees in Italy charged the International Refugee Organization with aiding the Arab states in recruiting Moslem Yugoslav and Albanian refugees as mercenaries to fight in Palestine. Thus far, the I.R.O. has made no attempt to answer the charges and it has been learned that pro-Arab headquarters have been established in Bari and Rome to recruit the volunteers.