Pio of Pietrelcina (Italian: Pio da Pietrelcina) O.F.M. Cap., commonly known as Padre Pio (May 25, 1887 – September 23, 1968), was a friar, priest, stigmatist and mystic of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Padre Pio became famous for bearing the stigmata for most of his life. This condition generated much interest and controversy around him. He is now venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.
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