Deeply Influenced by Catholic Social Teaching

Adrian Hilton:

The [EU, as it is now called] started under the inspiration of [Roman] Catholic politicians—such as [Konrad] Adenauer of Germany, Paul-Henri Spaak [of Belgium], Jean Monnet and Robert Schuman [both of France]. They were all Christian Democrats. They were all deeply influenced by Catholic social teaching.

~Adrian Hilton, The Principality and Power of Europe (England: Dorchester House Publications, 1997), p. 18.