MANILA, Philippines – The image of the second Filipino saint, Pedro Calungsod, arrived in Manila Thursday afternoon.
The image arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) at 4:45 p.m. via Cathay Pacific flight CX919 from Hong Kong.
The image was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday during the canonization rites at the Vatican.
St. Calungsod's caravan will visit the University of Sto. Tomas in Manila, then visit the Diocese of Pasig, Antipolo, Cubao, Parañaque, and Novaliches.
It will be in Camp Crame and Camp Aguinaldo, as well as the Villamor Air Base during the All Saints’ Day weekend.
The image will then be flown to Vigan before going to Pangasinan, Pampanga and Malolos and back to Manila, where a mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle.
Tagle was recently named cardinal by the Pope.
The caravan will also make stops in Caloocan, Imus, Lipa, Lucena, Daet, Naga, and Legaspi before a grand thanksgiving celebration in Cebu on November 30. -- Reports from Arnell Ozaeta, dzMM; ANC