Padre Pio, a humble Capuchin priest from San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, was blessed by God in many wonderful and mysterious ways. The most dramatic was the stigmata. Padre Pio bore the wounds of Christ for fifty years! - From the Padre Pio Foundation of America .
Padre Pio, the friar who was canonised before 200,000 ecstatic pilgrims five years ago, was a charlatan who deliberately mutilated himself with carbolic acid to give the appearance of bearing the stigmata of Christ, according to evidence . Unearthed documents that prove beyond reasonable doubt that the friar was a trickster.
Oh, well , another miracle bites the dust .