Luigi Sturzo

Luigi Sturzo was born in Caltagirone on 26 November 1871 and took his vows in the monastery of Acireale in 1883.
Five years later Sturzo returned to Caltagirone.
In 1894 he moved to Rome where he graduated in Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University.
In the following years he was involved in politics and activities related to protecting the vulnerable and founded the Catholic movement.
In 1905 he was elected mayor of Caltagirone and remained in office until 1915. His strong opposition to the fascist regime led him to be expatriated until 1946.
The second President of the Italian Republic, Luigi Einaudi, appointed him senator for life.
Luigi Sturzo died in Rome on 23 July 1959.