Has anyone here thought much of Padre Pio? He gets championed a lot by the RCs because of the fact that supposedly no Protestant or Orthodox has ever had supernatural powers much like Pio. His stigmata was overt, perhaps more overt than Francis of Assisi. RCs defend him against those who would accuse him of fabricating it with acid by saying that would leave permanent damage on his body to constantly be putting it on, since the results often disappeared immediately. Also, they say his persistent rejection by the public, as well as his fellow priests and popes, and now his recent canonization, happened because his life was meant to mirror Jesus' rejection by his own people. It's astounding if true, but also disturbing, as it seems that Pio is meant to be a second Jesus. They say that "God became man so man could become God" but not every Christian or even saint has had a life to mimic Jesus as closely as Pio and I find that disturbing. It's almost another attempt to elevate a saint or someone in place of Jesus and I find it creepy. I am really scared of people like this. What do you think?