At his jubilee's end, why Padre Pio may be a perfect Francis-era saint…

Posted July 28, 2017 1:29 pm by Editor

At his jubilee's end, why Padre Pio may be a perfect Francis-era saint…

Friday marks the end of a special jubilee year devoted to Padre Pio, which began last July 28 on the 100th anniversary of his arrival in San Giovanni Rotondo. Despite some surface incongruities, Padre Pio may be a perfect Pope Francis-era saint in the way he incarnates popular religion, concern for the poor and the primacy of mercy — showing that being a “Francis priest” isn’t about politics but pastoring…

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