Padre Pio

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Padre Pio

A priest and psychic healer who was subjected to discipline by the Catholic Church.
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Pio of Pietrelcina was so chosen, even to the point of bearing in his own body the wounds of our Lord's Passion.
It is thought the coach had been travelling back to Naples after a pilgrims' trip to honour St Pio of Pietrelcina popularly known as Padre Pio.
Pio of Pietrelcina, who bore the five wounds of Christ, into a work of fiction.
Pio of Pietrelcina, and the eve of his fifty-sixth anniversary of ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
A new book accuses Saint Pio of Pietrelcina of faking his stigmata by pouring carbolic acid on his hands.
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, whose real name was Francesco Forgione, was born in 1887 and ordained in 1910.
The exhumed and uncorrupted body of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, displayed in a glass coffin, has gone on display in the crypt of his former monastery in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.
John the Evangelist, together with Roma Intangible Lodge 215 of the Sons of Italy, welcomed almost 400 people to a special noon Eucharist in honor of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).
The third and fourth most popular shrines were San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy, where pilgrims venerate Blessed Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, followed by Brazil's shrine to Nossa Senhora Aparecida.
When news of the exhumation was announced in January monsignor D'Ambrosio had said: "I am convinced that we all have the duty to allow future generations the chance to venerate the mortal remains of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina and to conserve them as well as possible.
He said: "We include the blessed Pio of Pietrelcina in the annals of saints and we establish that throughout the whole Church he be devotedly honoured among the saints.