Armando Torno (about)
Chiara Lubich was an extraordinary woman, but she was more than that; she inspired and led an extraordinary religious movement, but she was more than that as well. Chiara Lubich was the embodiment of the values of Love and Unity that she espoused; which live on after her not only in the remarkable Focolare movement itself, but in the hearts and souls of people of faiths and cultures worldwide, touched by her spirit.
Rabbi David Rosen, CBE, KSG
International Director of Interreligious Affairs, AJC
Despite periods of great personal anguish, Chiara Lubich gave birth to world-wide movement, born of the Catholic Church, which came to embrace Protestants, members of the Orthodox Church, those who followed other world religions, and secular thinkers. Torno’s biography, without lapsing into hagiography, offers a portrait of an extraordinary and holy woman whose deepest desire was to fulfill Jesus’ prayer: “That they all may be one.”
James L. Heft, S.M.
Alton Brooks Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
Armando Torno has edited the cultural pages of Italy’s Il Sole 24 Ore and Corriere della Sera. In addition to his many years of journalistic work, he has authored fifteen books.