Domenica 17 Gennaio 2021 | 23:37

NEWS DALLA SEZIONE

ROME
One million vaccinations done in Italy says Conte

One million vaccinations done in Italy says Conte

 
ROME
Bank of Italy cuts 2021 growth forecast to 3.5%

Bank of Italy cuts 2021 growth forecast to 3.5%

 
ROME
Opera to return to La Scala on Jan 23

Opera to return to La Scala on Jan 23

 
ROME
Berlusconi has left hospital

Berlusconi has left hospital

 
ROME
COVID: Risk of uncontrolled epidemic has risen says ISS

COVID: Risk of uncontrolled epidemic has risen says ISS

 
ROME
Most of Italy set to be an orange zone

Most of Italy set to be an orange zone

 
ROME
Cinema: Bong Joon-ho to be president of Venice jury

Cinema: Bong Joon-ho to be president of Venice jury

 
ROME
Almost all of Italy set to be an orange zone

Almost all of Italy set to be an orange zone

 
ROME
Conte to seek parliament's backing

Conte to seek parliament's backing

 
ROME

Salvini says asked Mattarella to make haste

 
ROME
COVID: 522 new deaths, 17,246 new cases

COVID: 522 new deaths, 17,246 new cases

 

Il Biancorosso

Serie C
Bisceglie-Bari: 0-1, vittoria dei galletti con gol di Antenucci all'87'

Bisceglie-Bari: 0-1, vittoria dei galletti con gol di Antenucci all'87'

 

NEWS DALLE PROVINCE

PotenzaLa decisione
Foto Tony Vece

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LecceL'incidente
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TarantoI numeri
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Brindisia S. Michele Salentino
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MateraL'annuncio
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BatMaltempo
Primi fiocchi di neve in Puglia: Castel Del Monte e Murgia imbiancate

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Rome

St. Pio reliquary to arrive in Rome for Jubilee Year

60,000 pilgrims already booked for Feb 6 audience

St. Pio reliquary to arrive in Rome for Jubilee Year

Rome, January 20 - The reliquaries containing the remains of St. Pio - better known as Padre Pio - and St. Leopold, the two confessors whom Pope Francis wanted in the Vatican to represent the theme of mercy during the Jubilee Year, will arrive in Rome on February 3, Father Pietro Bongiovanni of Rome's San Salvatore in Lauro church told ANSA. Bongiovanni said St. Pio confessed more than two million people, while St. Leopold spent a large part of his life in the confessional as well. San Salvatore in Lauro church is the Roman "home" of the reliquary of St. Pio, also known as Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, and Father Bongiovanni said there has already been great interest for the reliquary's arrival. "For the February 6 papal audience dedicated to Padre Pio prayer groups, 60,000 pilgrims have already signed up," Bongiovanni said, adding that he expects the number to grow. While Padre Pio traveled little during his life, the saint's reliquary will embark upon a true pilgrimage for this Jubilee Year event. In Rome the reliquary will first arrive at the Capuchin church San Lorenzo al Verano, known as St. Lawrence Outside the Walls, moving then to San Salvatore in Lauro, and finally on to St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. A series of masses will accompany the saint's reliquary at San Salvatore in Lauro, commencing on February 4 at 10 p.m., then another at midnight, 3 a.m., and 6 a.m., with four more masses to follow, one every two hours: 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. "For 15 years I've followed the Padre Pio prayer groups - 450 in Rome and Lazio - and I'm more and more amazed at the response that surpasses even the rosiest expectations," Bongiovanni said. He said Padre Pio still represents a credible model to the faithful, especially for the young, who "never do anything just to do it". Bongiovanni recalled the time in 2000 when he, along with representatives from the House of Relief of Suffering (the hospital structure created by Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo), brought the Padre Pio reliquary to Buenos Aires, where Pope Francis was then a cardinal. "It was during the years of the great economic crisis in Argentina, you could see people rooting around in the rubbish, and Cardinal Bergoglio wanted the reliquary as a sign of hope for the people," Bongiovanni said. He said then-cardinal Bergoglio requested the reliquary be taken above all to the favelas, among the poor. Following a standing-room-only mass at the Buenos Aires Cathedral, Bongiovanni said Bergoglio invited the delegation to his home for tea. "We saw the man who we see today, the one who became pope". On February 11 the reliquary will leave Rome to be transported back to San Giovanni Rotondo, but will first stop in Pietrelcina, St. Pio's birthplace. "It's where he was born, where he lived, where he first received the stigmata," Bongiovanni said. "They are awaiting him with great enthusiasm".

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