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01VATICAN6350
2001-12-07 15:44:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Vatican
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THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE EVENT OF

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						UNCLAS VATICAN 006350 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EUR/WE (D MENNUTI)

FROM EMBASSY VATICAN/MESSAGE NO. 217/01

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPRC KPAO PREL US OIIP CWG PD
SUBJECT: THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE EVENT OF
SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

REF: SECSTATE 208711

UNCLASSIFIED

PAGE 02 VATICA 06350 071617Z


1. EMBASSY CONTACTED THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF VATICAN
CITY TO EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF A THREE-MONTH
COMMEMORATION OF THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACK. WE REQUESTED THAT
THE VATICAN HOLD AN EVENT IN REMEMBRANCE ON TUESDAY,
DECEMBER 11 AT 1446. THE VATICAN WILL CONFIRM LATER TODAY A
MEMORIAL SERVICE IN VATICAN CITY AT ST. PETER'S BASILICA.
WE HAVE ALSO REQUESTED THAT CARDINAL SZOKA, THE PRESIDENT OF
THE PONTIFICAL COMMISSION OF VATICAN CITY, PRESIDE OVER THE
EVENT. WE HAVE ALSO REQUESTED OF THE RECTOR OF THE NORTH
AMERICAN COLLEGE THAT THE SEMINARIANS JOIN IN THE MASS AND
THAT BOTH THE PAPAL HYMN AND THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER BE
SUNG AT THE MASS.



2. WE HAVE ALSO BEEN IN CONTACT WITH VATICAN RADIO AND
REQUESTED THAT A REMEMBRANCE BE BROADCAST AT EXACTLY 1446 ON
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11. NICHOLSON

UNCLASSIFIED

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