US embassy cable - 01VATICAN6350

THREE MONTH ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE EVENT OF SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS

Identifier: 01VATICAN6350
Wikileaks: View 01VATICAN6350 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Vatican
Created: 2001-12-07 15:44:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: OPRC KPAO PREL US OIIP CWG
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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 
 
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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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 2001VATICA06350 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED 


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