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Padre Pio is Patron of Civil Defense Volunteers

Padre Pio is Patron of Catholic adolescents

Padre Pio lived from 25 May 1887 until 23 September 1968.

He was a Capuchin priest from Italy who is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church.

He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pio when he joined the Capuchins; he was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood.

He became famous for his stigmata (the five wounds of Christ).

On 16 June 2002, he was made a saint (canonized) by Pope John Paul II.

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