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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Padre Pio of Pietrelcina was an Italian Capuchin priest, miracle worker, and mystic who manifested the stigmata or the five wounds of Christ.
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.
Devotion to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, popularly called Padre Pio, whose feast day is celebrated every September 23, is widespread in many Catholic nations, including the Philippines.
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.
Pio of Pietrelcina Chapel of the Philippine Center for St.
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.