No. 331 NAI DFA Secretary's Files S28A

Letter from Patrick McGilligan to Cardinal Pietro Gasparri (Vatican City)

Dublin, 30 January 1930

My Lord Cardinal,

I have had the honour to receive from the hands of Monsignor Robinson, Nuncio Apostolic to the Irish Free State, the letter in which you were good enough to recommend him to me.

Monsignor Robinson has already won the esteem and good will of the Government and people of our country. Your Eminence may feel fully confident that, through his instrumentality, the singleness of purpose in seeking first of all the Kingdom of God and His justice, which in the past has united our people to the Holy See, will also be the chief bond between us in the new era of formal diplomatic relations which has just begun.

I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your Eminence the assurance of my most profound esteem and respect.

[signed] P. McGilligan

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