February 23, 2012. (Romereports.com)
He's considered one of the most charismatic people in the twentieth century. In 1954, the Italian priest Luigi Giussani founded Communion and Liberation, one of the most active movements of the Catholic Church, operating in 70 countries.
When he died seven years ago, the then Cardinal Ratzinger attended his funeral as a representative of Pope John Paul II.
Yesterday was the first step in the process of beatification: Communion
and Liberation formally asked the Archbishop of Milan to open the
process of investigating the life, virtues and holiness of Monsignor
In the coming months there will most likely be an official opening of the process to show that he was a saint.
During his life, Luigi Giussani proposed living Christianity as a
personal encounter with God. He also proposed to do so through art,
music and literature as a way to Heaven.