The sacred relics of Pope Celesine V could not save St. Maria of Collemaggio church in L’Aquila during the earthquake in April 2009.
The Pope visited the Church on the 28th of April.
During his visit to Padre Pio at Santa Maria delle Grazie in San Giovanni Rotondo, the Pope prayed before the exhumed body of St. Padre Pio and the Mass was said in the presence of his sacred relics.
Listen to the cry of my people from a land far away: “Is the LORD not in Zion? Is her King no longer there?” “Why have they provoked me to anger with their images, with their worthless foreign idols?”
First published: February 26th, 2010.
Published by Ivar