Washington Interested in Pope’s Discussion of Jewish Problem with Roosevelt Envoy
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Washington Interested in Pope’s Discussion of Jewish Problem with Roosevelt Envoy

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Private reports to the effect that Myron C. Taylor, President Roosevelt’s personal envoy to the Vatican, is now discussing with Pope Pius XII “a sweeping solution of the problem of Jewish persecution in Axis-occupied territories, to be carried out under Vatican auspices” have provoked considerable interest in various circles here.

Questioned at his press conference today as to the authenticity of these reports, Secretary of State Cordell Hull stated that he has received no message from Mr. Taylor as yet. He indicated that Mr. Taylor’s stay at Vatican City would be short. It is believed that since Vatican City is surrounded by enemy territory, Taylor will probably not communicate his report to the State Department until he reaches Lisbon, or until he returns to the United States at the end of this week.

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