AFTER Cebu and Manila, the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia in Ilocos Sur is now looking to have its own homegrown saint in the person of former Lipa Bishop Alfredo Verzosa.
According to a report by the official news agency of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia has recently opened the beatification process at the Conversion of St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
“The cause serves as a challenge to Ilocanos and to all Filipinos to keep our faith and to strengthen it by the grace of God, especially in the Year of Faith,” CBCP News quoted Nueva Segovia Archbishop Ernesto Salgado.
Bishop Verzosa changed the religious, spiritual, and moral portrait of Southern Luzon,according to Manila Archbishop-Emeritus Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, who headed the formal start of the diocesan process for the cause of Verzosa’s beatification.
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