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St. Padre Pio relics to tour U.S. for 130th anniversary of his birth

By CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
05/04/2017 | Comments

NEW YORK. (CNS) Relics of St. Padre Pio, a Capuchin priest who bore the stigmata of Jesus, will be on public display in several U.S. dioceses and archdioceses in May and again in the fall. 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 May 6-8 at the Cathedral of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. Hours that each site will be open for veneration and other events related to the tour were to be announced by each diocese. Additional stops include:

— May 9 at St. Paul Cathedral, Pittsburgh.

— May 10-11 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver.

— May 13 at Cathedral of the Risen Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska.

— May 18-19 at St. Andrew Church, Pasadena, California.

— May 20-21 at St. Ann Church, Arlington, Virginia.

— Sept 17-18 at St. Patrick Cathedral, New York.

— Sept 20 at Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

— Sept. 20 at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee.

— Sept. 22-23 at Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford, Connecticut.

— Sept. 24 at St. Theresa Church, Trumbull, Connecticut.

— Sept. 29 at Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw, Michigan.

More information on the tour can be found online at www.saintpiofoundation.org. St. Padre Pio was canonized by St. John Paul II in 2002.


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