Ceremonial enthronement of San Lorenzo Ruiz held

Ceremonial enthronement of San Lorenzo Ruiz held

Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna and Chief of Staff Joshue Santiago (left) welcome Minor Basilica and National Shrine of San Lorenzo Ruiz during the ceremonial enthronement and 35th-anniversary celebration of the country’s protomartyr and first Filipino Saint. Also in the photo is Rev. Fr. Andy Ortega Lim (right) who officiated the celebratory and enthronement mass.

Saint Lorenzo Ruiz is of Chinese-Filipino parentage, he became the country’s protomartyr after his execution by the Tokugawa Shogunate during its persecution of Japanese Christians in the 17th century. Lorenzo Ruiz was born in Binondo, Manila, to a Chinese father and a Filipino mother, both Catholic. At a young age, Lorenzo served as an altar boy at the Binondo Church. He studied under the Dominican friars.

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