PELLEGRINO: Padre Pio, today you denied absolution to a woman because she had voluntarily undergone an abortion. Why have you been so rigorous with this poor unfortunate?

PIO: The day that people lose their horror for abortion, will be the most terrible day for humanity. Abortion is not only a homicide but also a suicide. Shouldn’t we have the courage to manifest our faith before those who commit two crimes within one act?

PELLEGRINO: Suicide?

PIO: The suicide of the human race will be understood by those who will see the earth populated by the elderly and depopulated of children: burnt as a desert.

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St. Padre Pio is an interesting character.
Non Catholics may simply not relate to the mystical abilities and experiences exhibited by the man. They include:

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