I have frinds in Maine who haven't been in any church in over 30 years who heard about Padre Pio while traveling in Italy and stopped near his home town. Even they were incredibly impressed with his life and works. Saints are recogonised even by those who never go to a church. I haven't the slighest doubt they won't also be happy to hear he has been raised to the altars
Last year, my friends daughter was in a horrific auto accident, and lay in a coma...for a couple of months. The Doctor's said she registered very little activity on the brain scans and if she regained consciousness, she would be in their words "in a vegetative state".
I got out my Novena to Padre Pio and sent her a copy, we both prayed daily to him from the start..till she opened her eyes and talked..Sooo, the girl recovered and is well on her way to a total and complete healing.
I won't speak of my own personal healing with Padre Pio's intervention...that is my own humbling experience...:~)
The important thing to remember is to pray fervently, with faith and believe in the power of divine intervention. Padre Pio is to me, not a healer, but has a direct line to God to plead for our healings. I believe.