Vatican City (War Criminals, Asylum)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Rumania – in the House of Commons am 12:00 am ar 14 Mawrth 1945.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Eden Mr Anthony Eden , Warwick and Leamington 12:00, 14 Mawrth 1945

The Vatican was included in the approach to neutral States in 1943 to which I referred in reply to a question put by my hon. Friend on 6th December, when I said that the replies received were, broadly speaking, not unsatisfactory. A further inquiry was made of the Vatican on this subject in September last in connection with a certain Press report. The reply of the Vatican authorities showed that there was no foundation for the rumour that asylum had been offered to leading war criminals.