Pedro Calungsod stamps to be unveiled on October 21 to coincide with canonization

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) announced that it "will issue stamp in honor of Blessed Pedro Calungsod on October 21 coinciding with his canonization or sainthood in Vatican City."

 

The Philippine Postal Corporation (Philpost) announced that it "will issue stamp in honor of Blessed Pedro Calungsod on October 21 coinciding with his canonization or sainthood in Vatican City." According to the Philpost press release, "The ceremonial unveiling and presentation of commemorative stamp will be held at the historic EDSA Shrine during the 12:00 noon concelebrated mass for the Visayan Proto-Martyr, also the second Filipino saint."

 

Philpost noted the stamp’s components: "The single stamp design illustrates Blessed Pedro holding a Palm leaf on his left hand and his right hand at the chest signifying his deep Roman Catholic faith. On the right side is the missionary route to the Marianas Island. The design also features a stamp on a stamp first issued on April 2, 2002."

 

The Philboast press release also included a short bio of the saint: "Blessed Pedro Calungsod was a 17-year old Roman Catholic Filipino martyr who was killed while doing missionary work in the Marianas Island in Guam in 1672. He was beatified on March 5, 2000, by Pope John Paul II."

 

The Philpost is issuing limited edition of 50,000 stamps with the denomination of ₱9 which will be available starting October 22, 2012 at selected post offices nationwide or call the Postage and Philatelic Department at 527-01-32.

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