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Saint Pedro Calungsod

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Canonized by Pope Benedict XVI, Pedro Calungsod travelled the South Pacific with Spanish missionaries as a teenager. He was known to be a very well-versed catechist.

Calungsod was martyred on a pilgrimage to Guam when he encountered locals who held anti-Christian beliefs after rumors spread that the baptismal water he and his fellow missionaries used was poisonous. He was killed under, what the Catholic church calls, In Odium Fidei; suffering religious persecurion.

He was 17 at the time of his death.

This image of Saint Pedro Calungsod was on display outside Bacolod City’s San Sebastian Cathedral.

This image of Saint Pedro Calungsod was on display outside Bacolod City’s San Sebastian Cathedral.

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Written by Paulo Loreto

January 15, 2013 at 4:37 AM

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