Focolare Seeking Beatification of Founder

Movement Marks 30th Anniversary This Month

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On Dec. 7, as the Focolare Movement marked its 30th anniversary, the president announced the decision to request the opening of a cause of beatification for the founder.

Maria Voce, the president of the lay movement that seeks to promote unity, explained the petition to recognize the holiness of Chiara Lubich (1920-2008).

She said the request is made "to encourage a greater moral and spiritual commitment for the good of humanity."

The request to open the cause of Lubich’s beatification was made to the bishop of Frascati, Raffaello Martinelli.

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On the Net:

Biographical sketch of Chiara Lubich: http://www.focolare.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ChiaraLubich_biobreve_EN.pdf