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The body will be on monitor indefinitely; hundreds of thousands of pilgrims have already come to see it. The body was found partially decomposed upon exhumation, but the archbishop in charge Domenico D'Ambrosio described it as being in surprisingly good condition
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After the exhumation, the body of Padre Pio was repaired and preserved for display. This church remains the central focus of the sanctuary today. Another important Catholic shrine, Monte Sant'Angelo , is just 14 miles east. Because of Padre Pio's great holiness and gifts, the devil is said to have waged war on the friar throughout his life, which included physical attacks resulting in cuts, bruises and other visible marks. He is said to have bled from the five wounds of Christ for the rest of his life, which caused him great suffering and embarrassment. Exit at Candel and follow signs for Foggia. The nearest train station is at Foggia, which has daily connections with Rome. During the daytime, a autobus runs from Foggia station to San Giovanni Rotondo, which takes one hour. Raised in a pious Catholic family, Francesco entered the friary in and one year later received the Capuchin habit, taking the name Caritatevole.