Faithful await display of Catholic mystic's body:
“About 750,000 people from around the world, mostly from Italy, have made reservations to view the body up to the end of December, according to church officials. About 7,200 people a day will file past the glass coffin.
A poll in 2006 by Catholic magazine Famiglia Cristiana found that more Italian Catholics prayed to Padre Pio than to any other icon, including the Virgin Mary or Jesus.
There are about 3,000 "Padre Pio Prayer Groups" around the world, with a total membership of 3 million.”