Pope Francis prays for European unity before key summit on virus response

Pope Francis on Wednesday prayed for European unity ahead of a big EU summit on the bloc's response to the economic earthquake caused by the coronavirus emergency, ANSA reported.

"In this moment when so much unity is needed, between us and between nations, let's pray for Europe, so that it manages to find the fraternal unity that the founding fathers of the European Union dreamed of," Francis said during Mass as the Casa Santa Marta residence inside the Vatican.


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