March 3, 2012.
) It's been 30 years
since the lay movement, Communion and Liberation
was approved by the Catholic Church. On Sunday March 4th, the Vatican's Secretary of State
, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone
will celebrate Mass at St. Peter's Basilica
to mark the occasion.
The movement was officially recognized
by the Vatican on February 11th, 1982
. Now, thousands of its members are spread out throughout 70 countries
The Mass will also honor the life of the its founder, father Luigi Giussani
, who died seven years ago. In fact, recently the Archbishop of Milan
, was asked to begin the investigation process that may lead to the beatification of Giussani. That stage includes a series of testimonies and confirmation that a miracle was performed through his intercession.