Letter from MLK to Mr. Gambbacinni

Abstract

Dr. King acknowledges Mr. Gambaccini's request to the Pope for peace regarding the Vietnam War. Dr. King adds, "As the strength of our world's weapons increases and the war in Vietnam continues to escalate the crying need for world peace becomes greater and greater."

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Letter from MLK to Mr. Gambbacinni
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Dear Mr. Gambbacinni, Form para. [paragraph] # 11 Thank you for sending me a copy of the request for peace that you sent to Pope Paul on Sept. 17. [Crossed Out: It is] As the strength of our world's weapon increases and the war in Vietnam continues to escalate, the [Crossed Out: need] crying need for world peace becomes greater and greater. It is my hope that the [Crossed Out: government] administration will realize that our present policy in Vietnam is only deepening and intensifying hostilities rather than breaking the will of Honor and [Crossed Out: to the resentment of the Vietnamese people become more and more entrenched, the war will continue to escalate. Consequently, it is my since consequently] bring the war to the conference table. You untiring efforts to achieve peace and bring in on to war is indeed [Crossed Out: an inspiration inspiring and hearten] heartening and inspiring to myself and our entire staff. Sincerely yo[urs], MLK
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