Vatican and Vietnam: Realpolitik
The following document was found in the archives of the East German Stasi (Intelligence Service) after the fall of the Berlin Wall. It may be perused on pages 45-52 of the book "Spies in the Vatican: The Soviet Union's Cold War against the Catholic Church," by John Koehler.

At the time of the conversation, North and South Vietnam had recently signed a peace treaty in Paris. However, the Vietnamese Communists continued their offensive in the South. With the full support of Pope Paul VI, Richard Nixon continued removing American troops from the threatres of combat.

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