Pope puts robert schuman, a father of europe, on sainthood path

Pope puts robert schuman, a father of europe, on sainthood path

Yahoo - World·2021-06-19 21:00

By Philip Pullella

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday put 20th century statesman Robert Schuman, one of the founders of modern Europe, on the path to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church.

A Vatican statement said the pope approved a decree recognising the "heroic virtues" of Schuman, who died in 1963. The recognition is one of the earliest stages of the long process that can lead to canonisation.

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