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Chiara Lubich

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Chiara Lubich Chiara Lubich (1920-2008), foundress of the Focolare Movement (The Work of Mary) in 1943, is considered one of the most influential spiritual figures of the twentieth century.

Catholic, she was committed in person to building ecclesial communion, to ecumenism, to interreligious dialogue and among people of non-religious convictions.

Decorated with 15 honorary doctorates, in the most diverse disciplines, and with recognitions from national and international entities, as well as with honorary citizenships from major Italian cities and Buenos Aires, she tirelessly promoted a culture of unity and fraternity among peoples.

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