Sanctuary of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (sometimes referred as Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church) is a Catholic shrine in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, owned by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin of the Province of Foggia. Its surface area is 6,000 square meters. Built in devotions to Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, it can accommodate 6,500 people seated at worship, with standing room for 30,000 people outside. The Genoan architect Renzo Piano designed the church. It is located in front of Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza ( Home for Relief of the Suffering), a big Italian hospital and research center, founded by Padre Pio.
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Amelar, S. (2004–11). Against the profane, the commercial, and the mundane, Renzo Piano strives to create a spiritual pilgrimage site at the Church of Padre Pio. In
Architectural Record, 195, 184 – 192. Jonathan Glancey, "In the name of the padre: Renzo Piano, co-creator of the Pompidou Centre, has pulled off another masterpiece", , 30 September 2002. The Guardian
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