Secret White House Tapes

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864–5
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Peter M. Flanigan
  • Luigi Raimondi
  • White House photographer
  • Manolo Sanchez
February 27, 1973
Conversation No. 864-5

Date: February 27, 1973
Time: 4:21 pm-4:36 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Luigi Raimondi and Peter M. Flanigan; members of the press and the
White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting.

Greetings
-Congratulations

Photo session
-Seating arrangement

Departure for Rome
-Time

Diplomatic reception

[Photograph session]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Mar.-09)
Conversation No. 864-5 (cont’d)



Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 4:21 pm.

Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:36 pm.

American young people
-Maturity
-Level of education
-Awareness
-Commitment
-Hopefulness

Catholic Church
-Future
-Visits to Diocese, bishops
-Confidence
-Debates
-Doctrine
-Traditional, modern
-Metaphysics
-Relativism [?]
-Truth

Vietnam
-Message for pope
-Conclusion of war

World problems
-Peace
-Latin America
-Role of Church
-Advocacy of social change
-Association with radical political causes

US cardinals
-Cardinal James F. E. McIntyre
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Mar.-09)
Conversation No. 864-5 (cont’d)


-Reactionary
-Conservative
-Cardinal Francis Spellman
-Cardinal Terence Cook
-Cardinal John Krol
-Attitudes toward change
-Avoidance of radicalism

Catholic Church
-Force of stability
-Radicals
-Use of Church
-Destruction
-Response of Rome
-Effects of radicalism

Latin America
-US role
-Moderate
-Radical reformers’ visits to US
-Encouragement, help
-Southern hemisphere
-Moderate US role
-Vatican role
-US as example
-Political orientation

Vatican
-Relations with US
-Contacts with US
-Exchange of information

Catholic schools
-President’s role
-Tax bill
-Wilbur D. Mills
-Russell B. Long
-Support
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Mar.-09)
Conversation No. 864-5 (cont’d)


-Budget
-[Pope Paul VI] Giovanni Battista Montini
-President’s success compared with John F. Kennedy
-Role of Protestant

Farewells
-Kindness
-Wish for more meetings

Gifts
-Cuff links
-Seal
-Attire

Rome

Raimondi and Flanigan left at 4:36 pm.
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