Vatican City, Apr 16, 2021 / 11:01 am America/Denver (CNA).
Pope Francis could declare venerable the French statesman Robert Schuman, a key “founding father” of the European Union, a Vatican official has said.
Marcello Cardinal Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, said the pope could recognize his “heroic virtues” as early as June, Agence France Presse reports. Cardinal Semeraro told the French newspaper La Croix the Pope is likely to declare Schuman venerable before summer begins.
Father Bernard Ardura, an official in charge of proposed French canonizations, said Schuman’s cause was worthy of consideration.