Pedro Calungsod set to become second Filipino saint

ABS-CBNNews.com-citing information from CBCP News and the Vatican-reports that Blessed Pedro Calungsod will soon become a saint. According to the report, "Calungsod, together with companion Blessed Diego San Vitores, were killed while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672." The Vatican made the announcememnt on Tuesday, December 20.

A detail from a protrait of Blessed Pedro Calungsod (Screeshot from YouTube video)

 

ABS-CBNNews.com-citing information from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) News and the Vatican-reports that Blessed Pedro Calungsod will soon become a saint. According to the report, "Calungsod, together with companion Blessed Diego San Vitores, were killed while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672." The Vatican made the announcememnt on Tuesday, December 20.

 

The report pointed out that Calungsod, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000, will "therefore be the second Filipino to become saint after Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, whose canonization was done in 1987."

 

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