The personal belongings of Saint Padre Pio were on display near Vatican on the Via della Conciliazione. The exhibit included the cloths showing the blood from his stigmata, the gloves which hid the wounds on his hands and the confessional where he spent hours absolving sins.
The relic which was kept in convents and other private houses were taken and kept for display which allowed more people to view it. “The most profound gift Padre Pio has the capacity to read consciences. Many began to enumerate their sins and he interrupted them saying: Yes, yes, I know your sins,” said Carlo Calloni, Postulator General OFM Capuchin.
The saint’s body was transferred to the Vatican on February 5th. Pope Francis wanted his body to remain in St. Peter’s as a reminder indicating the forgiveness and confession in the Church during the Jubilee year.