More than 19,000 people venerate relics of Padre Pio in Chicago

Posted October 12, 2017 4:54 am by Catholic News Service

When the relics of St Pio of Pietrelcina — commonly known as Padre Pio — stopped at two Chicago churches, more than 19,000 people turned out to venerate them, organizers said. The relics, which included a lock of Padre Pio’s hair, blood from his wounds, a glove used to cover his stigmatized hands and part of his religious habit, visited St Francis Borgia Church September 25 and…

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