Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Padre Pio's image on Baclayon Church post?

A relative of mine showed me last night a picture of seemingly the image of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, canonized in 2002, that appears in a post of Baclayon Church in Tagbilaran town, Bohol Province, Philippines. The church, according to an Internet website, is one of the oldest church buildings in the Philippines, and also the oldest Catholic stone building in the country. It was constructed during the Spanish occupation of the Philippines, and the first Spanish missionaries settled in the area in the late 15th century. Its formal name is "The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception."

I don't know if the Catholic church has already authenticated this image that appears on the Church's post, but seen side-by-side with a photo of Padre Pio, it surely looks like him. I searched for something about this in the Internet and saw a video uploaded to YouTube. Here's the video by channel owner Leophilippines. You can decide for yourself if, indeed, it's Padre Pio's image. Well, I think it really looks like him.

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