Pope Francis to visit towns where Padre Pio lived and died

Posted March 14, 2018 10:57 pm by Editor

Pope Francis to visit towns where Padre Pio lived and died

Vatican City, Mar 14, 2018 / 07:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday, Pope Francis will make a short trip to the Italian towns of Pietrelcina and San Giovanni Rotondo, the places where St. Padre Pio was born and lived his life, and where his work continues today in the form of the hospital he founded.

Pope Francis’ brief March 17 visit marks the year of the 50th anniversary of St. Padre Pio’s death, and the 100th year of the appearance of the saint’s visible stigmata.

Two highlights of the Pope’s visit will be his stops to pray at the tomb of Padre

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