My head hurts…

A reader queries:

With Padre Pio now a saint, what are we to call him? Saint Pio, San Pio, San Pio di Pietrelcina, Saint Pius of Pietrelcina? What’s up with the names. We do not refer to John the Baptist as [Hebrew Saint] Jonah the Baptist. We do not call Francis of Assiss – San Francesco d’Assisi. So what’s up with mixing the English and foreign? I need some straightening out.

Can’t answer for the good padre, but John would have been called “Yochanan” in his day. By the way, give Jonah Goldberg a crew cut and he would look like J. Jonah Jameson, doncha think? Or doncha?


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