“Because of the many signatures needed, certainly I think these will be released not later than the feast day of Calungsod on April 2,” said former Ambassador to the Vatican Henrietta de Villa, secretary general of the National Commission on the Canonization of Calungsod.
De Villa said the Monetary Board has also approved to issue commemorative medals to honor the sainthood of Calungsod.
Calungsod was a teenage Catholic missionary who died a martyr in Guam on April 2, 1672.
He was canonized at the Vatican on October 21 last year. – VVP, GMA News