Germany Declares Pope Francis The Father of Europe

“(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Friday received the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, Germany, from Marcel Philipp, the Lord Mayor of the German city. The International Charlemagne Prize is awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The Prize is named for Charles the Great (Charlemagne), the Franconian king revered by his contemporaries as the “Father of Europe.”

http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2016/05/06/pope_francis_receives_international_charlemagne_prize/1227869

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