500,000 venerated relics of Padre Pio, St. Leopold
February 12, 2016
Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica on February 11 as the veneration in Rome of the relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina and St. Leopold Mandic drew to a close.
An estimated half million people venerated the relics during their eight days in the city, according to a Vatican Radio report.
- Arch. Fisichella celebrates Mass in honour of Padre Pio (Vatican Radio)
- Comunicato del Pontificio Consiglio per la Promozione della Nuova Evangelizzazione: Bilancio del primo grande evento giubilare, 11.02.2016 (Holy See Press Office)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!