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5. (a) The Southern Baptist Convention hereby records its disapproval of every hint or suggestion looking to the establishment of diplomatic relations between our government and the Vatican at Rome. Such recognition could not be accorded the Vatican without the compromise and violation of the sacred and fundamental principle of separation of Church and State embedded in the Constitution of the United States, nor without conferring upon Roman Catholicism, both in its political and religious aspects, an undue advantage and a position which no religious faith or organization is entitled to in this Republic.

(b) Resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the President of the United States and to the Secretary of State at Washington, D.C., at an early date, and later to every member of the United States Senate when and if conditions arise making it necessary for the Senate to deal with such question.