CNA Staff, Jul 22, 2020 / 06:00 am
A cardinal praised European Union leaders Tuesday for showing solidarity with pandemic-hit member states after they reached agreement on a coronavirus recovery fund.
Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, S.J., the archbishop of Luxembourg, told Vatican News July 21 that the EU's 27 member states had "chosen solidarity."
"I am glad that the 27 have got there. The European Union must express -- it is in its nature -- solidarity. This is part of the DNA of the European Union," he said.
Hollerich, president of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), said he was "very happy" that the fund would benefit Italy, Spain and France, the EU countries hit hardest by the pandemic.