|Mortal Remains of St. Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandic at the Church of San Lorenzo (photo taken from Avvenire)|
As part of the celebration of the Holy Year of Mercy the mortal remains of St. Padre Pio and St. Leopold Mandic have arrived in Rome at the Church of San Lorenzo in Verano from San Giovanni Rotondo and Padua respectively. These two Capuchin friars of the twentieth century throughout their lives were renowned for their holiness and for their tireless devotion to the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spending long hours in the confessional. Pope Francis has chosen them to be among the patron saints of the jubilee year of Mercy and personally decided to have their incorrupt mortal remains brought to St. Peter's Basilica where they will be venerated by the faithful from February 5 to 11.
Here is reporting on the arrival in Rome of the mortal remains of the two saints.
Here is found a very inspirational talk about St. Leopold Mandic given by Pope John Paul I