Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pope Francis visits St. Pio ...

A highlight of the visit of Pope Francis to Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo in southern Italy, 17 March, was when he entered the children's cancer ward of the “Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza” hospital that popular Italian saint Padre Pio founded. - VR

Padre Pio “loved the Church, with all its problems, its sins. We are all sinners, we are ashamed, but God’s Spirit gave us this Church, which is Holy. And Saint Pio loved this Church,” Francis said, adding in an off-the-cuff remark that the saint “never denied his country, remember, he never denied his origins, he never denied his family.” - Crux


  1. St Pio was always obedient, especially when persecuted.

  2. San Pio stay close to our Holy Father Francis and to the Church. Amen

  3. I love St. Pio. I've been on pilgrimage to his tomb twice, and hope to go again soon. I've read all his letters. He would, without hesitation, condemn the writings of Francis and the confusion he is sowing. May St. Pio intercede for Francis, that he might be converted.


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