Chiara Lubich herself called Igino Giordani one of the “co-founders” of the Movement. He was a unique focolarino, familiarly called “Foco” by everyone in the Movement. Although a lover of peace at all costs, he became an officer in the First World War, where he was wounded and received a medal of honour. He was a teacher, an anti-fascist, librarian, husband and father of four children, a known polemicist on the Catholic side, a pioneer of Christian involvement in politics, a writer and a journalist. After the Second World War, living as an anti-fascist and forced into exile, he was elected to the Constituent Assembly of Italy. He was a government deputy, an enlightened layman, a poineer of ecumenism. Moreover, he was the one to bring the married, lay people and the family into the interior of the focolare, opening it – in a certain sense – to the world.