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Topic: St Pio of Pietrelcina

The friar whose hands and side bled for 50 years

St Pio of Pietrelcina (September 23) decided to be a Capuchin friar at the age of 10

Padre Pio is Italy’s most loved saint. But the rest of the world seems to know little about him

St Pio of Pietrelcina, born 125 years ago, deserves to be celebrated by Catholics in Britain as well as Italy

Daily readings: September 19 – September 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms