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Adelaide Southern Cross (Newspaper) - September 19, 1947, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia president Truman sends wonderful message to holy father Rome sept. 5.when or. Myron Taylor president Truman special envoy to the holy father saw his holiness. On tuesday of last week he handed him a letter from the president which May Well be the most wonderful message and pledge of Aid Ever received by a supreme pontiff since the reformation from a non Catholic National Leader. Resident Truman in the letter expressed his desire to work with the holy father for an enduring peace which he said can be built Only upon Christian the letter begins by president tru Man recalling that the previous Exchange of views Between the Pope and of himself and his predecessor in office or. Roosevelt had made pro found contribution to a sound and lasting peace. I desire to do everything in my Power he says to support and con tribute to a concert of All the forces striving for a moral Woi old order. These forces Are in the Homes of peaceful and Law abiding citizens in every part of the world who Are president Truman exemplifying in their own lives the principles of the Good neighbor the Golden Rule itself. They Are on the of rms in the factories mines and Little shops in All parts of the world where the principles of free co operation and voluntary association in self govern ment Are honoured. These moral aspirations Are in the hearts of Good men the world Over. They Are in the churches and in the president remarks that the War demonstrated that All persons regardless of divergent religious allegiances can unite for the preservation of what is right. They must unite their efforts in the cause of she the Church must continue to teach the first and greatest commandment incumbent on every Man thou Shalt love the lord thy god with thy whole heart with thy whole soul with All thy strength and the second like unto the first thou Shalt love thy neighbor As thy self it is her changeless message that Man s first duty is to god then to his fellow Man that that Man serves his country Best who serves his god most faithfully that the country that would shackle the word of god Given to men through Jesus Christ helps not at All the lasting peace of the Pope pms Xii to president Trumam. Enduring peace if they Are not one by one to be weakened and rendered impotent at the times of their great need. They have individually and to Gether the duty to vindicate by their thoughts and deeds the great Hopes for which Inen fought in world War ii and1 the Hopes which to Day All serious thinking men and women throughout the world know must be attained. I pledge full Faith. As the chosen Leader of the people of the United states i am privileged to pledge full Faith to you once again to work with your holiness and with every Agency of Good the world Over for an enduring peace. An enduring peace can be built Only upon Chris Tian principles. To such a consummation we dedicate All our resources both spiritual and material re Mem certainly your excellency and air defenders of the rights of the human person will find wholehearted co operation from god s Church. Faithful custodian of eternal truth and Loving Mother of All from her foundation almost two thousand years ago she has championed the individual against despotic Rule the Labouring Man against oppression religion against persecution. Her divinely Given Mission often brings her into conflict with the Powers of evil whose sole strength is in their physical Force and brutalised spirit and her leaders Are sent into exile or cast into prison or die under torture. This is history of to Day. But the Church is unafraid she cannot Compromise with an avowed enemy of Pope Pius Xii to president Truman. Bering that except the lord build the House they labor in vain who build it. I believe that the greatest need of the world to Day fundamental to All else is a renewal of Faith. I seek to encourage renewed Faith in the dignity and Worth of the human person in All lands to the end that the individual s sacred rights inherent in his relationship to god and his Fellows will be respected in every land. We must have Faith in the inevitable Triumph of truth and decency Faith that Mankind shall live in free Dom not in the chains of untruth not in the chains of collectivist organisation of their lives Faith of such fullness that it will energise men and women everywhere to build with tenacity the better social world under self Rule. I believe with Heartfelt convict ii . Jul Tion that those who do not recognise their responsibility to almighty god cannot meet their full duty towards their fellow men. I have asked or. Taylor to con vey these views and to say that i seek to co operate with the efforts of your holiness and the efforts of every Leader of the world s moral forces. Our common goal is to arouse and invigorate the Faith of men to attain eternal values in our own Genera Tion no matter what obstacles exist or May arise in the the holy father s reply we have just received from the hands of your personal representative and we hasten to express our Satis faction and thanks for this latest testimony to the desire and determination of a great and free people to dedicate themselves with their characteristic Confidence and generosity to the Noble task of strengthening the foundations of that peace for which All Peoples of the Earth Are longing. As their chosen Leader your Excel Lency seeks to enlist and Cement the co operation of every Force and Power which can help to accomplish this task. No one More than we will Hope for its Success and for the Happy achievement of the goal we pledge our resources and earnestly beg god s assistance. What is proposed is to ensure the foundations of a lasting peace among nations. It were indeed futile to Promise Long life to any building erected on shifting Sands or a cracked and a crumbling base. The foundations we know of such a peace can be secure Only if they rest on bed Rock Faith in the one True god the creator of All men. It was he who of necessity assigned Man s purpose in life it is from him with Conse quent necessity that Man derives per Sonal rights to pursue that purpose and to be unhindered in the attainment of it. Civil society is also of divine origin and indicated by nature itself but it is subsequent to Man and meant to be a Means to defend him and to help him in the legitimate exercise of his god Given rights. Once the state to the exclusion of god makes itself the source of the rights of the human person Man is forthwith reduced to the condition of a slave of a Mere civic commodity to be exploited for the selfish Aims of a group that happens to have Power. The order of god is overturned and history surely makes it Clear to those who wish to read that the inevitable result is the sub his holiness Pope Pius Xii version of order Between Peoples is War. Is your excellency Over sanguine in hoping to find men throughout the world ready to co operate for such a worthy Enterprise we think not. Truth has lost none of its pow a to rally to its cause the most enlightened minds and noblest spirits. Their ardor is fed by the flame of righteous Freedom struggling to break through injustice and lying. But those who possess the truth must be conscientious to define it clearly when its foes cleverly distort it bold to defend it and generous enough to set the course of their lives both National and personal by its dictates. Social injustices racial injustices and religious animosities exist to Day among men and groups who boast of a Christian civilisation and they Are a very useful and often effective weapon in the hands of those who Are Bent on destroying All the Good which that civilisation has brought to Man. Continued on Page 8 connoisseurs have preferred wines since 1847 100 years better great advantages what advantages Are there in appointing a trustee company As executor under my will rather than a Friend or relative there Are great advantages in so doing. Elder s trustee company is an Ideal executor. It is an incorporated responsible institution specially established to perform ser vices which require qualifications not found completely in any individual. 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