Padre Pio, the True Story” by C. Bernard Ruffin: p. 264. Padre Pio said “The Russian people will be converted. Their conversion will happen very fast. The conversion of the United States will be slow, but sure”. Padre Pio also said “Yes, Russia will be converted, as the Blessed Virgin said she would. However, Russia will teach the United States a lesson in conversion.”
It is interesting to note Padre Pio’s statement that Russia will “teach America a lesson about conversion” because at Medjugorje, in 1981, the Virgin Mary is said to have told the six visionaries that “Russia would come to glorify God the most” and evidence seems to be pouring in, almost daily, of Russia’s surging religious revival. New laws regulating homosexual propaganda and laws restricting abortion been passed in the just last few months.
But the key point is that RUSSIA would teach America a lesson, because also at Medjugore the Virgin Mary warned that the West would turn from God and “act as if they are their own creator.”