Romolo Murri

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Romolo Murri (Monte San Pietrangeli, 27 August 1870 – Roma, 12 March 1944) was an Italian politician and ecclesiastic. This Catholic priest was suspended for having joined the party Lega Democratica Nazionale and is widely considered in Italy as the precursor of Christian democracy.

In 1894 was a promoter of the FUCI, in 1901 of Democrazia Cristiana Italiana and in 1905 of Lega Democratica Nazionale. He founded the publications "Vita nova" (1895),[1] "Cultura sociale" (1898),[2] "Il domani d'Italia" (1901), "Rivista di cultura" (1906), "Il commento" (1910).


  1. ^ University newspaper that supported the FUCI work. On occasion of the Catholic congress of Fiesole in 1986, the magazine direction and the FUCI organization itself were removed from Murri. cf. Gabriella Fanello Marcucci, Storia della FUCI, Studium, Roma, 1971.
  2. ^ The foundation of this newspaper, announced by Murri, its main inspirator, to the Catholic congress of Milan in 1987, was a response to the recently founded magazine of the socialists "Critica sociale". The first number of "Cultura sociale", in which Don Sturzo also collaborated, was printed in Fermo in 1898.

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