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Vatican launches approval that might lead to EU ‘founder’ Schuman becoming a saint
Pope Francis has approved a decree recognizing the heroic virtues of French politician Robert Schuman, known as an architect of the EU. The official decision is one of the first steps to Schuman potentially becoming a saint.
Having served as France’s finance, foreign and prime minister after World War II, the statesman became best known for proposing economic unity among European nations in the so-called “Schuman Plan” of 1950, which eventually evolved into what is known today as the European Union. In the late 1950s, he served as the first president of what is now the European Parliament.
The Pope’s decree on Saturday declares the “heroic virtues” of the politician, who can now be considered and called “venerable” by the faithful of the Roman Catholic Church.