Sunday, June 4, 1944
Rome has been liberated! After the false hope yesterday about D Day starting, today began with the really good news that Rome is free at last of the Nazis. Lt. General Mark Clark, who led the liberation of Rome, visited Pope Pius XII and apologized for disturbing him with the noise of his tanks. The Holy Father’s smiling response: “General, any time you come to liberate Rome, you can make just as much noise as you like!” But the joy is tempered now with anxiety. Everyone here is convinced that the invasion will mean the end of the war. But after the let down of yesterday, they’re wondering WHEN the invasion will take place?