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