PHILIPPINES: Canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod on October 21, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI announced the date canonization of seven new saints, including young Filipino martyr, Blessed Pedro Calungsod.  Their canonization ceremony will take place on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012.  The news that the Church will have seven new saints was officially made public February 18 at St. Peter’s Basilica, following a ceremony in which Pope Benedict created 22 new cardinals.

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