To mark the 45th anniversary of the death of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, commonly known as Padre Pio, a book presentation and photo exhibit of the saint will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia. The consulate is located at 150 South Independence Mall West, Philadelphia.

The new book, “The Photographer and the Saint” will be accompanied by a photo collection of 20 unpublished pictures, and a video clip of St. Pio will also be displayed. Patrizia Mastrorilli, author of the book and daughter of the official photographer of Padre Pio, Gaetano Mastrorilli, will speak at the presentation.

The event is cosponsored by Consulate General of Italy and the Puglia Center of America, which promotes the Puglia region of Italy, in association with the Archdiocese of Manfredonia, Vieste and San Giovanni Rotondo in Italy.

Those wishing to attend are asked to make a reservation by calling 212-726-2547 or sending an email to no later than Tuesday, Sept. 17.