The Vatican announced on Tuesday that Blessed Pedro Calungsod will soon become a saint.
Quoting information from the Vatican, CBCP News said Calungsod is one of six to be canonized. The information reads: “Pope Benedict VXI received in audience, Cardinal Angelo Amato, SBD, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and authorized the promulgation of decrees (for sainthood).”
Calungsod, together with companion Blessed Diego San Vitores, were killed while doing missionary work in Guam in 1672.
He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000.
Calungsod will therefore be the second Filipino to become saint after Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, whose canonization was done in 1987.