ROME, Italy – An art exhibit was launched in time for the celebration of the canonization of Blessed Pedro Calungsod on October 21.
Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal and Ambassador to the Holy See Mercedes Tuason personally opened the art exhibit of the 50 united Filipino communities in Rome.
For Vidal, the exhibit can be likened to the life lived by the Blessed Pedro Calungsod.
“Tulad ni Pedro na nangibang bayan ay dala niya ang ating kulturang Pinoy at ang ating pananampalataya na ibinahagi tulad ng ginawa niya sa Guam,” Vidal said.
The exhibit worked on the theme “Evangelizing Presence of Filipinos in the World”.
“Ang art exhibit na ito ay nagpapakita sa mga ginagawa ng ating mga Filipino kung saan nagpapahayag sila ng kanilang pananampalataya sa Diyos dahil tulad ni Pedro Calungsod na naging banal,” said Fr. Romeo Velos, Chaplain of the Sentro Pilipino in Rome. Report from Jocelyn Ruiz, ABS-CBN Europe News Bureau