Pilgrims Flock to Visit Padre Pio’s Body

The body of mystic Saint Padre Pio has been restored and reconstructed, and, dressed in a Capuchin habit, is on display in the monastery at San Giovanni Rotondo, where he lived. Padre Pio is extraordinarily revered throughout Italy, one poll showing that more Italians pray to him than to Jesus or the Virgin Mary. Among the pilgrims were many seeking physical as well as spiritual healing.

Full story:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080424/wl_nm/italy_saint_dc;_ylt=AuhpFHJdR8OeoXPc83OV4Ix0bBAF

Related posts:

https://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2008/03/19/padre-pio-and-me/

https://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/padre-pio-exhumed/

https://yourehistory.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/the-other-christ-st-padre-pio-and-his-stigmata/

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2 thoughts on “Pilgrims Flock to Visit Padre Pio’s Body

  1. Call me ignorant, but what does one gain by praying to someone other than Jesus the Christ and GOD Almighty the Creator? I thought salvation is only through Jesus the Christ…how can anyone else make intercession for us?

  2. katknit says:

    I guess it depends on your belief system. These people don’t pray to saints to save them directly, but to intercede with God for them.

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