Radio Vatican broadcast recently a report of the speech made by the Spanish Plenipotentiary Minister to the Vatican ton the occasion of the Spanish National Festival).
The Minister began, said Radio Vatican, by recalling both painful and happy memo ries of the past year. Among the sad memories were the death of several eminent Churchmen and friends of Spain.
The happy events included the Fourth Centenary of the foundation of the Company of Jesus, and the signing of the agreement between the Spanish Government and the Vatican, an event which had brought great joy to the hearts of Spanish Catholics. Spain, guided by General Franco, had not only got back to former paths, but had travelled much further along them than was done in the past.
lie continued by joining the names of the Pope and General Franco in a common act of homage. The position of Spain was clearly seen in her national crusade, and is again evident in her attitude to present events..
The full text of Framo's recent speech is trot yet available in London. We hope next week to publish an interview on the speech with a Spanish journalist in London.
V in Spain—See leading article page 4.