VATICAN-SPONSORED INTERNATIONAL EMIGRATION ORGANIZATION (W/ATTS)

Created: 1/21/1947

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE GROUP NEW WAR DEPARTMENT BUILDING

WASHINGTON IS. O. C

COUNTRY:

International Emigration

Organization

DATE OF REPORT: 6

EVALUATION:

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lnatanoafl-xmrxwxxng mouuujHigh-ranking Fascists or other politically compromisednder Church protection, have recentlyoreorm,

In abouthewaa notedhuroh organization known as the

. (OPERA NAZIONALE ASSISTBNZA RELIGIOSA MORALSational Organization 7or the RelTglouaAssistance to Workmeni jwhose aim waa that of plaoing chaplains in all large factorieo to counteract the influenoo andof similarly plaoed Communist Party personnel. Thus, while the organization's aims were primarily religious, theyertain underlying political bent, in view of their anti-Communiao.

This organization waa headedamed Don jTjORRAZZA inery-close associate of the Auxiliary Bishop of Genoa, Ubnslgnor^IRi, s financially baokedroup of men of considerable business Influence, notably Rocco^^JAGGIO, Conte Anselmo^Er_BpNI LO FARO, of the Lo Faro Soap Faotory, and yarchoje.jllanna.tto itearned that Wonaignor SIRI'was contemplating founding an anti-Communist organization, to be fused eventually with the Itonarohlat "TRICOLORE" 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 namea 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 Europeans to South America, more especially ARGENTINA. BRAZIL, PARAGUAY and PERU.

Ireportedly went to Rome this summer to confer with Holy See personalities in oonneotlon with the creation of such an organization which waa to provide an outlet Into the undeveloped areas of South Amerioa for excess orEuropean populations.!

agreement has reportedly been reacnen witn tne Argentine Government in this connection. Thia-general classification of anti-Communists would obviously cover aiT persons politically compromised with the Communists, namely Pasoists and Us to so hi and other similar groups.

It was learnedission was to be sent to South America sponsored by the Holy See and administered by the Pontifical llissions, to explore the suitable areas for the development of small communltleo. and whose net mil resources

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

it is notable that the organization has now changed its name, stressing its present international oharacter*

it is now stated that the head of this vatican-sponsored projeot is cardinal nnt jorrazza as had been thought. the laymen directors are aiven"as the following:

conte ansel mo fj2rqni lo faro

costa (no further details yet available)

cskni (no further details yet available)

it has also been ascertained that i

, ithls vatloan mission, left 1

september for _

o prepare the way for the immigration to south americaillion immigrants coming from all european countries.

bj formation of the

a commercial firm to be called. meaning not yet known) la to be formed to handle the intrl-oate details of transportation involved, and will be the executive agency acting under. the vatican has assumed responsibility of arranging this and is reportedly already making contacts with italian and foreign shipowners. there i3 also talk of the vaticanmall fleet of ships under its own flag for the transportation of the emigrant! the expenses are to be derived as far as possible by thethemselves, supplemented by subscriptions reoeived by the vatican from international souroes.

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Emigration Organization

B. KNOtflJ BIOGRAPHICAL DATA OA PiiBSONALITISS

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H.E. Rev.ma Lfonslgnor Giuseppe SIRI: Auxiliary BishopTjfTrcuiar Bishop of Llviade.

Monslgnore 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 deaoribedan whouiet life, not carrying on any political aotivity during the German occupation. He isember of the Demo-Christian Party.

possibly be identical with Angelo COSTA,

an olive oil industrialist in Liguria who supported right wing partisans against anyan-tlwlpated Communist coup d'etat in

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