Some reference here:
"Together with his wife he joined a prayer group called "Renewal in the Spirit". In 1982, he realised that something inexplicable was happening in this group. He ‘heard’ languages which nobody understood. He heard music from far away which he had never heard before, and he was amazed. He recorded this music on audio tapes, and later, when he tried to delete it, it would not erase. (Padre Grassi from Rome announced this ‘hearing’ as a gift of God). This was the beginning."
In September 1982, Sister Pierina of Colma di Valduggia, Italy, invited Pino Casagrande to her home to take some pictures of a deaf and dumb lady who was working there. When developed, the photograph showed a Madonna. On 13 August, he took a photograph of an altar and for the first time the face of Jesus appeared on the picture.
This is a typical way to introduce a false revelations. Something extraordinary happens, which looks supernatural but in reality there is nothing which points to the faith. Why would the music not erase when he tried to delete it? Why should a picture of Mary appear when he photographed the image of a deaf lady? All these signs are just a way to attract attention to oneself, but in no true apparitions Mary appears in a photographic film after having taken a picture randomly. It looks almost as if the seer were a kind of magician and strangely enough only after he takes the picture, or records the music, such portentuous signs appear, but not to someone else.
About two months later, on 12 and 18 October, the same face of Jesus appeared again on Pino Casagrande’s photographs. In spring 1985 there appeared on a photograph the profile of Padre Pio, to the right of the face of Jesus. From then on, the photographs showed alternately the faces of the Madonna, Jesus or a dove, or a eucharistic host with the face of Jesus.
Again same as before, suddenly Jesus’ face appears on photographic film, but we are not told when or why, then an image of Padre Pio appears, then a dove and even the face of Jesus on a host. Again there are plently of signs but nothing which points to the faith, no a single message, no exortation, nothing of this sort. In no true eucharistic miracle an image of Jesus appears on a host.
It’s typical of false revelations to start with many signs, different sort of signs just to attract as much attention as possible.
In a Swiss catholic weekly newspaper of 6 July 1990 the journalist Stefan Treier writes about this place: Through a message from the Madonna to Pino Casagrande this place is expected to become a prayer centre and in the future there will be a water source with healing properties.
As it is usual in false apparitions, there is always a particular request, in this case a prayer centre, there is even a promise of a water with “healing properties”, yet no water has healing properties, instead it is through prayer and faith that we acquire healing. A sacramental works not because there is a kind of healing property in it, but because we have faith in God.
There are even more interesting thing which I read about the seer, apparently he is a painter and many of the pictures he “took” are just a badly focused copy of some painting which can easily be found on books. Also according to some witnesses, he invites sick people to join a healing session in which after having written to the Madonna a request, he then imposes hands and cures the sick. In some sessions he prepares a chair for the Madonna on which she can sit, while she dictates him the messages. But do you think Mary would really need a chair? Some of these claims are so ridiculous that it’s plain when an apparition is false.
He even sells some of his miraculous pictures and paintings to people so he can make some profit from his fame as a seer.