Padre Pio never studied French at school or by learning it from a book, yet he could speak it. It was Padre Agostino who asked Padre Pio where his ability to speak French came from; and the reply was that his Guardian Angel gave him knowledge of the French language.
This same Guardian Angel used to translate Greek for Padre Pio. In Padre Pio’s home town of Pietrelcina there was a priest who sent a letter written in Greek to Padre Pio with a request that Padre Pio’s Guardian Angel would translate the letter. Padre Pio explained every nuance in the letter, and the priest in Pietrelcina make an official written statement; ‘Pietrelcina; 25 August 1919; I state and undersign that after receiving the letter, Padre Pio explain all the content; I asked Padre Pio how was this possible for him to read the letter since he had never studied the Greek alphabet and he said; ‘my Guardian Angel explained it to me.’