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Long lines of pilgrims to venerate relics of Padre Pio in Rome

February 05, 2016

Tens of thousands of pilgrims have lined up in Rome to venerate the remains of St. Pio of Pietrelcina—Padre Pio—and St. Leopold Mandic. Relics of the two saints will be exposed for veneration at different churches in Rome through February 11.

The relics of the two Capuchin saints arrived in Rome on February 5, delayed more than an hour by the dense crowds that lined the roads. Padre Pio, one of the most popular saints of the 20th century, was renowned as a confessor and has been credited with an enormous number of miracles.

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