Padre Agostino Gemelli disse il vero: visitò le stimmate di Padre Pio
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According to the biographical literature on Padre Pio da Pietralcina, this essay confirms that Father Agostino Gemelli played a important role in the long investigations of the Holy Office on the Capuchin saint. Above all, many scholars accuse him of lying, because he claimed to have visited the stigmata while witnesses, present at the meeting of April 19, 1920, denied it. The careful study, together with the documents of the Archives of the Holy Office, reveal the facts with more completeness and bring news about the visit to the stigmata by Father Agostino Gemelli. In this article, Don Flavio Peloso, priest of the “Congregazione dei Figli della Divina Provvidenza” (Don Orione), of whom he was Superior General, currently parish priest, historian and postulator general, wanted to deepen this topic. The essay includes a documentary appendix, useful to complete the reflection on the topic under investigation.