Are Capuchins worldwide all of the same order or are there variants to the order? And if so, to which did Padre Pio belong?
The Capuchins (O.F.M.Cap.) are a branch of the Franciscan family. Their name comes from the extra long capuche (hood) that they wear. Saint Pio belonged to this group. More recently, Fr. Benedict Groeschel founded a reformed branch known as the Capuchin Franciscans of the Renewal (CFR).
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.