St Padre Pio relics to tour US marking 130th anniversary of his birth
Relics of St Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus, will be on public display in several US dioceses and archdioceses in May and again in autumn.
The Saint Pio Foundation announced that the tour corresponds with the 130th anniversary of the Italian-born saint’s birth.
The tour will include 12 locations nationwide starting at the Cathedral of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia from 6th to 8th May.
Hours that each site will be open for veneration and other events related to the tour were to be announced by each diocese.
Picture: A woman prays at the glass case containing the body of St Padre Pio in St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on 6th February 2016. The bodies of Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandic were brought to Rome at the request of Pope Francis for the Year of Mercy. (CNS photo/Paul Haring).Tags: America, St Padre Pio, US, USA