Saturday 18. November 2017

 


Why the European Union ?

 

Europeans share their opinion on the relevance of the European project



Francis, VATICAN

‘I like the idea of the re-foundation of the European Union!’

 

I offer the Charlemagne Prize for Europe, as a co-decoration for Europe, a prize so that Europe may do what I desired at Strasburg; that it may no longer be “grandmother Europe” but “mother Europe.”

 

Reading the news the other day about this crisis and so on (…) there was one word that I liked, and I don’t know if they will approve it or not, but it was “the re-foundation of the European Union.” I thought of the great fathers, but today where is there a Schuman, an Adenauer, these great ones who after the war founded the European Union.

 

I like this idea of the re-foundation of the European Union, maybe it can be done, because Europe – I do not say is unique, but it has a force, a culture, a history that cannot be wasted, and we must do everything so that the European Union has the strength and also the inspiration to make it go forward. That’s what I think.”

 

 

Francis

 

 

Source: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/full-text-of-pope-francis-in-flight-interview-from-mexico-to-rome-85821/

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