Blessed Pedro Calungsod Canonization in October 21

Saturday, 20 October 2012 0 comments

Pedro Calungsod was a young Roman Catholic Filipino migrant, sacristan and missionary catechist, who along with Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores, suffered religious persecution and martyrdom on Guam for their missionary work in 1672.

Very little is known about Pedro Calungsod. GMA News TV Channel 11 sets out to introduce him to the audience -- with a television special dramatizing his life.

Pedro 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. An assistant lay catechist, he was killed “in hatred of the faith” by Chamorro natives while trying to defend his fellow missionary Jesuit priest Diego Luis de San Vitores.
The event will bring the canonization rite in Rome to the Philippines live, via satellite feed, click here for more info.

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