By Bro Mariano Di Vito, OFM Cap.
This number has been dedicated to those days that Padre Pio’s relics were provisionally transferred to Rome and their triumphant return journey to San Giovanni Rotondo.
To recall those extraordinary days, all the unique and unforeseen demonstrations of love and veneration shown to Padre Pio inspires a sense of wonder. To evoke again those emotions from a ‘yesterday’, so close and yet so historic as to seem already distant, can become a powerful catalyst to revitalise our Christian lives with Padre Pio’s message.
Browsing through the pages of our journal you can look again at the pictures, the people and the celebrations that our great PADRE PIO TV workforce (the technicians, operators, journalists…) brought to you ‘live’ into your homes, as they do everyday. And also listen again, silently and devoutly, to the inspiring teachings that were given to us by Pope Francis, the many pastors, priests and fellow friars. Our television channel covered all the events and celebrations almost round the clock. To everyone (all the team who came to Rome and all the others no less involved, who remained in our S. G. Rotondo studios), I wish to express again...