Padre Pio about satan and the false church
Around 1960 Gabriele Amorth met Padre Pio of Pietrelcina and talked with him about the Third Secret of Fatima.
Amorth spoke about the meeting in a 2011 interview. During this meeting Padre Pio said::
Satan has been introduced into the bosom of the Church (the physical structures) and he will within a very short time come to rule a false church.
Amorth says that Padre Pio was “really tormented” by one issue, that is, the great apostasy.
Padre Pio almost constantly said the rosary and urged others to say it. He also recommended the prayer: “O Jesus, save the elect in the hour of darkness”.
And contrary to what some have said, Padre Pio never celebrated “new mass”.
Padre Pio died on September 23, 1968. The “new mass” wasn’t promulgated until April 3, 1969.
When Padre Pio heard about the growing number of liberal priests, nuns, and laity, as well as dissent from Catholic teaching and the lack of vocations, a także rosnącym sprzeciwie wobec katolickiej nauki i braku powołań, he was reported to have remarked more than once:
Thank God I am old near death!