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Created: 1/21/1947

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SUBJECT:

Vatican-Sponsored International Emigration Organization

OF REPORT:6 EVALUATION:

Aiiuxvauxiic ^uo au.ouubu auioraaAjiiii, vuu m. xt.nxj ui -high-ranking Fascists or other politically compromised persons under Church protection, have recentlyora concrete form.

2. BACKGROUND: In abouthev/as notedhurch organization known as the (OPERA KAZIONALE ASSISTENZA RELIGIOSA MORALEational Organization 7or the RelTgiousAssistance to WortaaenJ jwhose aim was that of placing chaplains in all large factorieo to counteract the influence andof similarly plaoed Communist Party personnel. Thus, while tho organization's aims were primarily religious, theyertain underlying political bent, in view of their anti-Communism.

organization was headedriest

, named Don TQjatAZZA inerydose associate of the Auxiliary Bishop of Genoa, Ifonsignor^TJlI, It was financially baokedroup of men of considerable business lnfluenoe, notably RooooiSJAGGIO, Conto AnaelmoafifipNI LO PARO, of the Lo Faro Soap Faotory, andje-.navTf itearned that Moneignor 3IRI was contemplating founding an anti-Communist organization, to be fused eventually with the Ltonarohist "TRICOLQRE" movement, already existing in Genoa and Turin, should this movement prove reliable.

A) International Emigration Organization:

Nothing was heard of this organization nor of its protagonists until juat recently when their names reappeared

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as associatedovement in Italy aiming to create, or to fuse with, an international organization whose purpose is to arrange for the emigration of anti-Communist Buropeana to South^ore especially BRAZIL, PARAGUAY and PEHJ.

I reportedly went to Rome thisconfer with Holy See personalities in connection withof such an organization which was to provide anthe undeveloped areas of South America for excess orEuropean populations,!

An agreement has reportedly been roaonenGovernment in this connection. This Mneral classification of anti-Communists would obviously cover 'all persons politically compromised with the Communists, namely Fasoists and Ustasohl and other similar groups.

It was learnedission was to be sent to South America sponsored by the Holy See and administered by the Pontifical Missions, to explore the suitable areas for the development of small communities, and whose natural resources could be exploited tfirougn economic ^enterprise.- -

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Emigration Organization

4. MFORMATION

The foregoing paragraphs constitute theand development of this project, on which the following ia now reoeivedeportovember.

It is notable that the organization has now changed its name, stressing its present international character.

It is now stated that the need of this Vatican-sponsored project is Cardinal BANDELLI, not TOHHAZZA as had been thought. The laymen dlreTSorVaretUvehas the following:

Conte Ansel.noLO FARO

COSTA {no further details yet available)

C3RNI (no further details yet available)

It has also been ascertained that

,Vatican Mission, left

Septettber for JARaZlL.I _ m

prepare the way ior tne losngrafcion to""South Americaillion immigrants coming from all European countries.

BJ Formation of the

A commercial firm to be called, meaning not yet known) Is to be formed to handle the intrl-oate details of transportation involved, and will be the exeoutive agency acting under. The Vatloan has assumed responsibility of arranging this and is reportedly already making contacts with Italian and foreign shipowners. There is also talk of the Vaticanmall fleet of ships under Its own flag for the transportation of the emigrants The expenses are to be derived as far as possible; by thethemselves, supplemented by subscriptions reoeived by the Vatican from international souroea.

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B. KNOtflJ BIOGRAPHICAL DATA O'A PifltSONALITISS

H.E. Rev.ma Ltonslfinor Giuseppe SIRI: Auxiliary Bishop-of GenoaTrcaiar Bishop of Liviade.

Monslpnore Aurellolose collaborator of Monslgnor

SIRI. Strongly anti-Communist.

Ana el mo FQRONI LO FARO: Bornorso Paganinl, Genoa.

Count FORONI Inherited both the LO FARO title and the LO FARO Soap Works from his uncle and aunt, whose adopted daughter he married.

He is described,an whouiet life, not carrying on any political aotivity during the Gorman occupation. He isember of the Demo-Christian Party.

possibly be identical with Angelo COSTA,

an olive oil industrialist In Llguria who supported right wing partisans against anyan-tiwlpated Communist coup d'etat in

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