Canonization of San Pedro Calungsod [Replay Video - Courtesy of CCTN]


Canonization of San Pedro Calungsod
October 21, 2012
Square of St. Peter’s Basilica
Rome, Italy

(Courtesy of Cebu Catholic Television Network -

Pedro Calungsod (c. 1654 – 2 April 1672) 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. Through Calungsod and San Vitores' missionary efforts, many native Chamorros converted to Roman Catholicism. Calungsod was beatified on 5 March 2000 by Blessed Pope John Paul II. On 18 February 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially announced that Calungsod will be canonized on 21 October 2012.

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