The Vatican has just published a book on the work of the " Information Office " which transmitted messages during the war between prisoners-of-war and their relatives.
It shows that the Vatican transmitted 9,891,497 incoming and 11,293,511 outgoing messages and requests. which were delivered by courier. post and radio. The Vatican Radio was particularly useful in this work, according to the hook. It transmitted 1,240,729 messages.
The Vatican Information Office did not limit its work to prisonersof-war alone, but also gave aid to Jews and the populations who suffered as a result of the war.
The Vatican was in contact with 21 countries ; its contact with Germany was established only in the early months of 1945, but it never succeeded in establishing contact with Russia.