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To: ZULU
A book last year suggested he was a self-harming man who might have used carbolic acid to cause his wounds.

All that book proved was that he likely tried to treat the wounds and used this common antiseptic, whilr trying to not advertise his condition. The Church requires that stigmatists treat the wounds and not display them until a supernatural cause becomes evident. Padre Pio did what the Church requires.

20 posted on 04/25/2008 10:25:39 AM PDT by annalex (http://www.catecheticsonline.com/CatenaAurea.php)
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To: annalex

I think the Vatican concluded that the antiseptics were used to clean needles during the 1918-1919 Spanish Flu epidemic


27 posted on 04/25/2008 12:48:51 PM PDT by ChurtleDawg (voting only encourages them)
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