December 2, 2013
Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila before blessing a mosaic of St. Pedro Calungsod during a meeting with the Philippine community at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 21. St. Pedro Calungsod was a lay catechist from the Philippines who was martyred in Guam in 1672.

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Philippine cardinal in Rome

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila before blessing a mosaic of St. Pedro Calungsod during a meeting with the Philippine community at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 21.

St. Pedro Calungsod was a lay catechist from the Philippines who was martyred in Guam in 1672.