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Religions and the European Union

Philippe Guillaume


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The author explains the bi-millenial religious trends that led to the founding of the European Union, culminating in Pope Pius XII's christmas speech, 1944. After having saved a hundred thousand jews, the Pope used his speech to lay the foundations for what would one day be the European Union. He also changed an old Vatican rule and created christian democratic parties. It was these parties, with help from the reconciled socialists parties, that provided the forces that would go on to build the European Union: a supranational organisation that has brought seventy years of economic development and peace.

Authorhouse UK, 9781728399263, 362pp.

Publication Date: February 27, 2020

About the Author

A retired belgian diplomat with a vast experience in different countries, with different cultures, Philippe Guillaume has written a lively text about the religious history of Europe.