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To: Scupoli
Padre Pio was even less obliging towards the prevailing social and political order, or rather, disorder (in 1966): "the confusion of ideas and the reign of thieves." He prophesied that the Communists would come to power, "by surprise, without firing a shot... It will happen overnight."

He even told Mgr. Piccinelli, that the red flag will fly over the Vatican, "but that will pass."

Thank you for posting this article...one of my patron Saints.
8 posted on 01/13/2003 4:00:22 PM PST by Domestic Church (O come O come Emmanuel!)
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To: Domestic Church
He even told Mgr. Piccinelli, that the red flag will fly over the Vatican, "but that will pass."

Yes, I remember reading that. I didn't know what to make of it.

9 posted on 01/13/2003 4:16:45 PM PST by Scupoli
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To: Domestic Church
He prophesied that the Communists would come to power, "by surprise, without firing a shot... It will happen overnight."

Where did this happen? Twenty years after Pio's death, a Pope and a US President brought Soviet Communism to its knees.

10 posted on 01/13/2003 4:17:44 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: Domestic Church
He even told Mgr. Piccinelli, that the red flag will fly over the Vatican, "but that will pass."

Why assume Padre Pio meant the red flag of Communism?

From the Palestine Facts website:

The Meaning of the Arab Flag: RED

The Khawarij were the first Islamic group to emerge after the assassination of Caliph Uthman III, forming the first republican party in the early days of Islam. Their symbol was the red flag. Arab tribes who participated in the conquest of North Africa and Andalusia carried the red flag, which became the symbol of the Islamic rulers of Andalusia (756-1355). In modern times, red symbolizes the Ashrafs of the Hijaz and the Hashemites, descendants of the Prophet. Sharif Hussein designed the current flag as the flag of the Arab Revolt on June 1916. The Palestinian people raised it as the flag of the Arab National movement in 1917. In 1947, the Arab Ba'ath Party interpreted the flag as a symbol of the liberation and unity of the Arab nation. The Palestinian people readopted the flag at the Palestinian conference in Gaza in 1948. The flag was recognized by the Arab League as the flag of the Palestinian people. It was further endorsed by the PLO, the representative of the Palestinians, at the Palestinian conference in Jerusalem in 1964.

13 posted on 01/13/2003 4:27:24 PM PST by Loyalist (Keeper of the Schismatic Orc ping list. Freepmail me for details.)
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