Youth can be saints like Pedro—priest

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MANILA, Oct. 24, 2012—A Catholic priest from Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish encouraged young people to imitate the values of the newly canonized Saint Pedro Calungsod.

 “Young people will see that even a child or a teenager can be holy like Pedro. So they can see that in their generation today, they can still be holy and be a saint,” dela Cruz said.

He added that holiness is not reserved only for priests or nuns, but everyone can be holy by following God’s way.

“By making Pedro a model of holiness, young people can think of following his way because it is the way to a closer relationship with God,” dela Cruz furthered.

Meanwhile, Fr. Tirso Gliponeo, SOLT, the parish youth director expressed hopes that celebration of St. Pedro’s canonization may leave an impact on the youth that they learn from the examples of the second Filipino saint.

The Sto. Niño de Tondo Parish celebrated simultaneous events on the canonization of the 2nd Filipino Saint Pedro Calungsod at the Church premises where more than a thousand young people attended. (Jandel Posion)

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