For those who do not know this man, and for those of us who love him, it should be a real treat (if she doesn't mess it up!)... Congratulations to our new Saint Padre Pio..Heaven rejoices, WE rejoice!
I have frinds in Maine who haven't been in any church in over 30 years who heard about Padre Pio while traveling in Italy and stopped near his home town. Even they were incredibly impressed with his life and works. Saints are recogonised even by those who never go to a church. I haven't the slighest doubt they won't also be happy to hear he has been raised to the altars