• Short Summary

    THE BODY OF PADRE PIO, THE CAPUCHIN MONK WHO BORE MARKS SIMILAR TO THE WOUNDS OF CHRIST, WAS CARRIED TO ITS LAST RESTING PLACE AT SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO THE PRAYERS OF 100,000 PILGRIMS.

  • Description

    THE BODY OF PADRE PIO, THE CAPUCHIN MONK WHO BORE MARKS SIMILAR TO THE WOUNDS OF CHRIST, WAS CARRIED TO ITS LAST RESTING PLACE AT SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) TO THE PRAYERS OF 100,000 PILGRIMS.

    EARLIER CONFUSION AND HYSTERIA BROKE OUT AMONG THE PILGRIMS WHO HAD TRAVELLED FROM AS FAR AS AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA WHEN A CRY WENT UP THAT A VISION OF THE BEARDED 81-YEAR-OLD MONK HAD BEEN SIGHTED.

    THE MONK WHO DIED THREE DAYS AGO WAS REPORTED DURING HIS LIFETIME TO HAVE THE GIFT OF UBIQUITY - BEING IN MORE THAN ONE PLACE AT THE SAME TIME.

    BEFORE THE BODY WAS CARRIED OUT OF CHURCH YESTERDAY A MESSAGE WAS DELIVERED FROM POPE PAUL BLESSING PADRE PIO'S SOUL AND EXPRESSING THE POPE'S COMPASSION FOR THE SADNESS OF THE LOCAL PEOPLE.

    THEN THE FUNERAL PROCESSION BEGAN ITS TWO MILE (3 KMS.) JOURNEY THROUGH THE WINDING STREETS OF THE SOUTH ITALIAN VILLAGE TO THE CRYPT OF THE MONASTERY CHURCH AS PILGRIMS LINING THE ROUTE FELL INTO PRAYER.

    HUNDREDS OF PILGRIMS WERE IN TEARS AND MANY FAINTED AS THE FUNERAL CORTEGE WOUND SLOWLY BY.

    THE VATICAN, WHICH HAS NEVER OFFICIALLY RECOGNISED PADRE PIO'S REPUTED HOLY GIFTS, IS NOW EXPECTED TO FACE STRONG PRESSURE TO MAKE HIM A SAINT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA34KPMUGTI6U9ZO4D25Z782SZ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA34KPMUGTI6U9ZO4D25Z782SZ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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