John Cornwell

The Drama Of Padre Pio

Based on an article by John Cornwell

Padre Pio was canonized on June 16, 2002.  He died on September 23, 1968.  John Cornwell’s article, upon which this is based, appeared in The Tablet, the international Catholic weekly,

Padre Pio

Devotees of Padre Pio say that his life proved that God intervenes directly in human affairs.  He was a deeply religious child and believed he had visionary experiences of angels and conversations with Jesus and Mary.  He heard heavenly choirs and believed he was harassed by “assaults of the devil.”