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Padre Pio, also known as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
(Italian: Pio da Pietrelcina; 25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968),
Born Francesco Forgione, he was given the name of Pius (Italian: Pio)
when he joined the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
Padre Pio became famous for exhibiting stigmata for most of his life,
thereby generating much interest and controversy.
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