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The Vatican-Moscow Agreement

Secret negotiations between the Holy See and the Kremlin took place at Metz, France, in 1962. Cardinal Tisserant, Pope John XXIII's own representative and a member of the Vatican Curia, met with Archbishop Nikodim, the Kremlin spokesman, who at the time was head of the department of the external relations of the Russian Orthodox Church, which is an instrument of the Soviet State and of the Communist Party.

At this meeting, John XXIII, through his negotiator, Cardinal Tisserant, promised not to attack the people or the Communist regime of Russia at the Second Vatican Council in order to secure Moscow's permission for the Russian Orthodox observers to attend Vatican II. They subsequently did attend. This was the precondition set down by Moscow for participation, and it was strictly observed at the Council. In fact, the Church observed the Agreement so well that neither during nor after the Council was there any direct attack on the Communist regime.

To this day, the Treaty remains in full force.

We implore all to act immediately: Storm our Holy Father with letters begging him to rescind the above Treaty, and to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Write to:

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Apostolic Palace
00120 Vatican City, Italy