Madame Tabouis, in "L'Oeuvre" has answered back the Pope's Peace Message to Spain with some remarks which include the following " exclusive " assertion:
" To-day he (the Pope) celebrates the victory of Franco in terms which shock the English very much, the more in that it is repeated in London—in certain Anglican milieux—that Cardinal Verdier, on his return to Paris after the election of Pius XII, appears to have been concerned to reserve for the Pope a residence in France during an eventual war. This on the request of the latter's entourage.
'' The Chateau de Chambord seems to have been envisaged as papal residence.
Cardinal Verdier would appear to have received the confidences of the entourage of Pius XII, declaring that given the absolute lack of liberty left to the Vatican at the moment of the Conclave, it might be that during an eventual war, no liberty would be left to the Pope, if not that of praising the dictators."