(Padre Pio, 1887-1968)
During WW2, Padre Pio shocked his confreres when he assured them that then-communist Russia would one day become the centre of Christian renewal after America degenerated.
The time will come when people will pluck out their eyes for a piece of bread. Shops will be looted, warehouses will be stormed and destroyed;
A country will disappear, a great country. The country will be erased from the maps forever, with it history, wealth and people all dragged through the mire…”