NYC Honorary Street Names
Padre Pio Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:North 8th Street
Location:Meeker Avenue and Havemeyer Street
Honoree: Padre Pio, born Francis Forgione in 1887, was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1999, the last step prior to declaration of sainthood. In 1912, during a visit home to recuperate from tuberculosis, it is widely believed he received the stigmata, the wounds of Christ. In 1915 they occurred again and became permanent. He died on September 23, 1968, soon after the celebration of the 50th anniversary of his stigmata.
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