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Among the many honorary citizenships bestowed on Chiara Lubich is that awarded in 1997 by the city of Rimini, the capital of the province in Emilia Romagna, bearing the same name. It is a city that Chiara visited four times, for varying occasions. Rimini knows the wounds of the Second World War with its invasions and the devastation of the social fabric which led to 80% of the city being destroyed. But the project of reconstruction went beyond the rebuilding of houses and material goods; there was a rebuilding of values which make this city a place of welcome and a symbol of fraternity. In fact, it has been described as “European Capital of Volunteering” due to the vast number of voluntary associations and groups that operate in the territory.