Despite of fact that the books by an important Italian writer, journalist and politician Igino Giordani (1894 ' 1980) exist in the Slovak translation, his personality is rather little known in Slovakia. Knowing his personality and his ideas can be beneficial not only for literature but also for history, politics and society. Giordani was born in 1894 in Tivoli. He was a Catholic writer and journalist, persecuted during World War II by fascism. Together with De Gasperi he was one of the founders of the Italian Christian democracy. He was also an apologetician, patrologist, hagiographist, ecumenist and an essayist. Giordani is a figure of European and world class. He was one of the greatest Italian writers and one of the most important Christian thinkers of this century. He died in 1980 in Rocca di Papa. Close cooperation with Chiara Lubich had great significance in Giordani's life. In 1943, Chiara Lubich (1920 ' 2008), born in Trent (Italy), became the founder of a spiritual movement (Focolare Movement), which found special resonance throughout the world among the people of different social, political and religious groups, and whose aim is to contribute to the pursuit of unity everywhere and among all. Giordani was a co-founder of the Movement.
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