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Robert Schuman is included by Pope Francis in the list of "blessed"

The Catholic Church has taken a step towards the canonization of French politician Robert Schuman, who is known as one of the Fathers of Europe, the Vatican News reported. Pope Francis has included his name in a list of persons for whom beatification proceedings are underway.
Declaring Robert Schumann "blessed" means that in time he will be canonized a saint. In order to become "blessed" he must be recognized for performing a miracle, and if he is recognized for a second miracle, he will be declared a Catholic saint.
According to the Vatican News, Robert Schumann was a devout Catholic. His quest to end the cycle of wars in Europe has been praised by several popes. On May 9, 1950, he delivered the famous speech in which he outlined his ideas for cooperation in Europe. His speech became known as the Schuman Declaration.
The Vatican presents his biography as follows: Robert Schuman (1886-1963) is a French Catholic, devoted to politics - he understands it as a mission and service and an act of obedience to God's will, who lives in prayer. He was arrested and imprisoned by the Gestapo from September 14, 1940 to April 12, 1941. He managed to escape and hid until the end of the war, taking refuge mainly in monasteries. At the end of the war he was elected to the Constituent Assembly of France in 1945 and 1946. As a member of parliament he took important roles in the French government: Minister of Finance, Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice. It became a moral pillar for the country and worked to create a common system for economic and social growth. Along with Conrad Adenauer and Alcide de Gasperi, he is considered one of the founding fathers of a united Europe. Their work led to the Treaty of Rome of 25 March 1957, which established the European Economic Community (the prototype of the EU). In 1958, he was applauded and elected the first President of the new European Parliament. The following year he was struck by a severe form of cerebral sclerosis. Unable to continue his work, he was proclaimed honorary President of the European Parliament. He died in Si-Chassell (France) on September 4, 1963, at the age of 77.
His only book "For Europe" has been translated into Bulgarian and is prefaced by Dr. Zhelyu Zhelev, the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Bulgaria.