CIA file on Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Monti (Pope Paul VI)

Jasper Craven filed this request with the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States of America.


From: Jasper Craven

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All records on, about, mentioning, or concerning Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Monti (Pope Paul VI). Paul VI was the 263rd Pope. He was born in Concesio, in the province of Brescia, on September 26, 1897 and died August 6, 1978. Monti's death has been widely reported:

The New York Times Obituary:

"Pope Paul VI Is Dead of a Heart Attack at 80; Guided the Church Through Era of Change"

Catholic Diocese of Clevland:

"Thirty-three years ago this Saturday, the 6th of August, our late Holy Father Pope Paul VI died at the age of 80, early in his sixteenth year as Pope."

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Jasper Craven

From: Central Intelligence Agency

A no responsive documents response.

From: Central Intelligence Agency

The request has been rejected, with the agency stating that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of the requested documents.