New commemorative note for the Philppines announced

According to this article the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has approved the proposal to use an image of San Pedro Calungsod on a commemorative 50 pesos banknote that will be circulated in April this year. The banknote will commemorate the canonization of Calungsod by Pope Benedict XVI on 21 October 2012 in Rome, Italy.

Calungsod was a teenaged catechist who joined the Jesuit missionaries in the Marianas islands with Diego de San Vitores. They were both killed by the natives on 2 April 1672, which is the feast day of the teenaged saint.

According to CBCP News online, Henrietta de Villa, the secretary general of the National Commission on the Canonization of Calungsod, announced that the commemorative bill will be circulated nationwide by 2 April 2013.

Steven Wednesday 06 February 2013 at 08:30 am | | news
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