How St. Padre Pio responded when the Vatican silenced him

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St. Padre Pio was banned from celebrating Mass publicly or even giving spiritual direction to his followers. Many were skeptical of Padre Pio’s miraculous stigmata and all the attention he was getting from the thousands of pilgrims who flocked to his monastery. Some in the Vatican worried that Padre Pio’s fame was based on a lie and that people were following a false prophet. They launched multiple investigations and even planted secret listening devices to hear his conversations. There were a few among the hierarchy who were bent on catching Padre Pio, and who insisted that he was fooling everyone and leading a double life. This culminated in an effort to move the beloved friar to a different monastery and to forbid him from acting as a priest in a public manner.

How St. Padre Pio responded when the Vatican silenced him

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