Alan Fimister

The EU’s founder should be a saint – but he created a monster

Schuman, right, alongside Dean Acheson, the US Secretary of State, and Ernest Bevin, the British Foreign Secretary (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

There was a certain degree of cynicism when the Pope decided to place the EU’s founder on the path to canonisation earlier this month. The veneration of an ‘arch euro-federalist’ may seem like an overtly political decision from the See of Rome: a love letter from one unaccountable supranational bureaucracy to another.

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Alan Fimister
Alan Fimister is an assistant professor of Theology at St John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver, Colorado and director of the Dialogos Institute.

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