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A woman venerates a relic of St Padre Pio at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell (CNS)

The heart of the saint was taken to the Archdiocese of Boston, the first time the relic has left Italy

Cardinal Parolin addresses the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday (AP)

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A man reaches for the box containing the mortal remains of Padre Pio (AP)

It will be the first time the relic has left Italy

Mother Teresa prays at the Missionaries of Charity in East Beirut (Photo: AP)

For long periods Mother Teresa perceived God’s seeming absence. But even in her most tortured moments she showed a trust in the will of God

The body of St Pio lies in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie (AP)

Caitlin Dooley’s parents thought there was no hope – but now they say her astounding recovery coincided with the relic being brought to hospital

Francis was nearly pulled to the ground by an overly enthusiastic fan

The Pope was right to reprimand the fan who nearly pulled him to the ground

A man reaches for the box containing the mortal remains of Padre Pio (AP)

Perhaps an unwillingness to consider such devotions highlights a lack of humility

Pope Francis greets the crowd during an audience with St Padre Pio prayer groups (CNS)

Members of the groups gathered in Rome to venerate the relics of St Padre Pio and St Leopold Mandic

Cardinal Pietro Parolin made the comments during a trip to Slovenia (CNS)

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Queen Elizabeth II records a Christmas message in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace (AP)

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