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Pater Pio

Saint Pater Pio (or Padre Pio) (May 25, 1887 - September 23, 1968) was an Italian priest who had stigmata for many years. He acquired fame as a miracle worker and clairvoyant. He is also alleged to have been able to bilocate and was granted a dispensation from ever saying the Novus Ordo Mass. On June 16, 2002, Pope John Paul II proclaimed the famous Pater Pio as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.

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During the communist totalitarianism, Pater Pio told to Cardinal Tomasek: "You will not die, until your motherland will be free." Although this appeared to be impossible, especially after the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1968, his prophecy became a reality in 1989. Cardinal Tomasek and together with him all of Czechoslovakia lived to see freedom.

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