In 1918 Pier Giorgio joined the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.  At graduation from school, his father presented him with a choice of money or a car. Pier Giorgio chose money and then distributed the gift to the poor. He also said, “Charity is not enough: we need social reform.” To this end, he helped to establish the Catholic daily newspaper Momento, which was based on Rerum Novarum. He died on July 4, 1925 at the age of 24. He was beatified by John Paul II on May 20, 1990.


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