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LIVE: Pope Francis visits San Giovanni Rotondo in honor of 50 years since Padre Pio's death


Following his visit to Pietrelcina, Pope Francis heads to San Giovanni Rotondo, where Padre Pio died 50 years ago. Pope Francis is the third pope to visit the site, preceded by John Paul II and Benedict XVI. The pope will visit the hospital built by the saint, pray before his tomb and celebrate a Mass before returning to Rome.