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Philippines: Catholics Prepare to Welcome New Teen Saint

Philippines: Catholics Prepare to Welcome New Teen Saint

Catholics in the Philippines and the U.S. are preparing to celebrate the Oct. 21 canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod, a teen catechist killed in Guam in the 17th century.

Witness accounts in the records of Jesuit missionaries show Blessed Pedro died trying to protect his mentor, Jesuit Father Diego Jose Luis San Vitores, a missionary who was also killed in the attack. Two Chamorro chiefs pursued the missionaries when they learned Father San Vitores had baptized a chief's daughter without his consent. Visit this article from CNS to read more.


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