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Actor Joe Mantegna Talks About His Devotion to Padre Pio

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Also discusses upcoming movie he’s making about the saint

Actor and film maker, Joe Mantegna, spoke to Aleteia about how he became a spokesman for the Saint Pio Foundation, and about his connection to Padre Pio. As an Italian-American who still has many family members living close to San Giovanni Rotondo, the town where Saint Pio lived and died, Mantegna feels a sense of providence about his involvement with Padre Pio. He’s in the early stages of a filmabout the much-beloved saint’s life and said this to Aleteia about it:

"I am a firm believer in sometimes things happening for a specific reason… Maybe (that’s why) the script came my way…call it serendipity, call it divine intervention, I don’t know… We are in the early formative stages… hopefully it will happen and hopefully be a dream, and somewhat of a miracle fulfilled."