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Sharett to Meet Pope; to Confer with French and Italian Leaders

March 13, 1952
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Israeli Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett, who is now in Britain, will visit Italy later this month and meet with Pope Pius XII, it was revealed here today by a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry. Minister Sharett, who will be a guest of the Italian Government, will also confer with Premier Alcide de Gasperi–who is also Italy’s Foreign Minister–about various Mediterranean problems, the spokesman added.

It was stressed, however, that although Mr. Sharett’s itinerary calls for him to visit Italy between March 17 and 20, this will depend upon the state of his health. It was announced that the Minister was stricken with the flu today in London.

The Foreign Minister is scheduled to leave London for Paris on March 15. During his two-day visit in France, arranged at the request of the Israel Government, Mr. Sharett will confer with French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman and Alexandre Parodi, director general of the Quai d’Orsay.

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