- Jul 9, 2020
A Salvadoran who now lives in Washington recounts his personal experience of working alongside Blessed Oscar Romero.
Pope Francis issued decrees recognizing that 12 candidates for sainthood, including U.S. Sacred Heart Brother Norbert McAuliffe, lived the Christian virtues in a heroic way.
The Vatican announced that final approval would be given May 19 for the canonizations of Blesseds Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero and four others.
During an April 11 homily in Washington, Salvadoran Archbishop Jose Luis Escobar Alas said the canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero will “probably” be in Rome and “probably” take place at the end of October after a meeting of bishops.
Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Romero, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass. He also recognized a miracle attributed to Blessed Paul, who, according to Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, will be declared a saint in late October at the end of the Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment.
Pope Francis furthered the sainthood causes of seven men and women and recognized more than 100 martyrs killed during the Spanish civil war at a meeting with the prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes. Among the decrees was the canonization process for Blessed Faustino Miguez.