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PH's second saint, Pedro Calungsod, set to be canonized on October 21
Sun.Star Cebu reports that Pope Benedict XVI announced on Saturday, February 18, that Filipino Pedro Calungsod will be one of seven blessed or beatified persons to be canonized or recognized as saints on October 21, 2012 in Vatican City. Calungsod was beatified in 2000.
Published on: Feb 20, 2012 - 7:19am

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Sun.Star Cebu reports that Pope Benedict XVI announced on Saturday, February 18, that Filipino Pedro Calungsod will be one of seven blessed or beatified persons to be canonized or recognized as saints on October 21, 2012 in Vatican City. Calungsod was beatified in 2000.

An Inquirer.net report noted: "Calungsod was born in 1655 in what was then the Diocese of Cebu which covered the islands of Panay and Mindanao, as well as the Pacific island of Guam. A lay catechist, he died at 17 in Guam while trying to defend his fellow mission workera Jesuit priest who is now known as Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitoreswhen natives attacked them on April 2, 1672."

For more on this story, log on to Sun.Star Cebu and Inquirer.net.

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5 Comments
  • Harry Patter
    haha natawa ko kay valdemort, wag nalang kasi magcomment kung wala naman laman ang utak...anyway, its good we have a newly recognized saint. Sa dami ng nangyayari to this seemingly god-forsaken country, we still have some saintly reasons to believe and be proud that such goodness exists (even centuries old). and no, I'm not saying this as a fanatically religious person :)
    Feb 20 2012 @ 06:28pm     Reply  
  • crablet
    Wahaha. Wag po tayong mambara kung ang sinasabi naman natin ang walang kwenta. Wala na ngang kwenta, mali-mali pa. Wahaha ulit.
    Feb 20 2012 @ 02:54pm     Reply  
  • Erickson
    Valdemort, I am entitled to my st*p*d comment. By the way, the correct spelling of the name you want to use is "Voldemort." Plus, hindi "comments" kundi "comment." Singular lang. LOL.
    Feb 20 2012 @ 01:52pm     Reply  
  • Valdemort
    what a moronic, st*p*d comments!!!
    Feb 20 2012 @ 01:14pm     Reply  
  • Erickson
    Pang second saint lang? Akala ko ba madaming religious Pinoys? The weird thing is a lot of Catholics seem religious pero they don't really follow the rules of the religion. Case in point: The priests can preach na it's wrong to have sex before marriage pero so many kids were conceived via pre-marital sex. Plus, the priests aren't exactly helping the squatters. Sagipin nila at ipatira sa mga properties ng simbahan. Meanwhile, poor Pedro Calungsod, nadamay sa mission ng colonizer. He was just 17. Sayang.
    Feb 20 2012 @ 11:56am     Reply  
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