Friday, April 23, 2010

Catholics troubled by new tomb for Saint Padre Pio

It was supposed to be a cause for celebration, but the long-awaited arrival of Saint Padre Pio's tomb in an elaborate purposely-built church in Italy has outraged worshippers for its 'pomp' and glitz.

Forty-two years after the saint's remains were originally buried, they were transferred this week to Puglia, in Italy's south-east, to a new church designed by architect Renzo Piano.

Despite the significance of the event it has failed to attract large crowds, and resulted in criticism from worshippers.

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