Padre Pio was a friar, priest, confessor, stigmatist, and mystic, now venerated as Saint Pio of Pietrelcina of the Catholic Church. He had an extraordinarily personality, which if I delved into at length, would be enough to fill the pages of a book, and hence, I will restrict my reflection to only one aspect: confessor.
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We beseech you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.” – 2 Corinthians 5:18-20