St. Pio of Pietrelcina

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The body of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

How Padre Pio overcame suffering with hope

May 25, 2024

By CNA Staff

On the birthday of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, we remember what one of the last journalists to interview him said... Read more

To mark its 10th anniversary, the Saint Pio Foundation in the United States on April 29, 2024, will release 10 never-before-seen photographs of Padre Pio. The foundation’s director, Luciano Lamonarca, discovered the photos when visiting photographer Elia Saleto’s studio.

Foundation releases never-before-seen images of Padre Pio

Apr 10, 2024

By Zoe Romanowsky

To mark its 10th anniversary, the Saint Pio Foundation in the United States will release all 10 photographs of Padre... Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, better known as Padre Pio.

How an extraordinary healing led to the creation of The National Centre for Padre Pio

Sep 23, 2023

By Leonardo Colon

The intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, whose feast day is celebrated Sept. 23, has been the source of many... Read more

Artist Timothy P. Schmalz touches the hands of Padre Pio in one of his sculptures.

Padre Pio sculptor’s work to be blessed on saint’s feast day: ‘I have to honor him’

Sep 23, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Catholic artist Timothy P. Schmalz calls Padre Pio his favorite saint. And so, when he learned that four of his... Read more

“Padre Pio” director Abel Ferrara poses for a portrait at the Giorgio Franchetti gallery at Ca’ d’Oro in Venice, Italy, on Aug. 22, 2022.

From porn to ‘Padre Pio’: Meet the director who felt drawn to tell the saint’s story

Aug 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Abel Ferrara began his movie-making career directing pornogaphy. Now he’s making a movie about Padre Pio. Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio).

Padre Pio was canonized on this day 20 years ago

Jun 16, 2022

By Courtney Mares

An anniversary Mass was celebrated at San Giovanni Rotondo. Read more

St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Catholic group denied permit for St. Pio chapel sues Michigan town

Jun 4, 2021

A Catholic organization is suing a Michigan township after it was denied permission to build a chapel and prayer trail... Read more

The Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, founded by St. Pio of Pietrelcina, in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.

The hospital on a hill: Padre Pio's earthly work

Jul 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On a hill overlooking the quiet, southern Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo sits a state-of-the-art private hospital and research... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square June 7, 2017.

Two new day-trips in Italy added to Pope’s schedule

Feb 2, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Vatican announced Friday that Pope Francis has added two day-trips in Italy to his schedule for spring 2018, including... Read more