PESCEANA, Romania, NOV. 27, 2007 (Zenit.org).- The 71-year-old
mother of a former Orthodox priest says she was cured of lung cancer with the
intercession of Padre Pio. After the miracle, the priest explained, he and
his mother, and members of his parish, have become Catholics.
was born into the Romanian Orthodox Church and her son, Victor, followed a
vocation to the priesthood. In 2002, he was working in Pesceana, close to Valcea,
in south central Romania. Another son, Mariano, dedicated himself to painting,
especially iconography, and lives and works in Rome.
The story of the family,
and the church they are building dedicated to Saint Pio de Pietrelcina, was
related to ZENIT by Italian journalist, Renzo Allegri.
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