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  • Oscar Romero will be beatified by August, officials say

    ROME — Beatification of the late Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador will happen “as soon as possible,” a Vatican official said Wednesday, while a former aide to the slain prelate said it will fall between March 24, the anniversary of Romero’s death, and Aug. 15, the feast of the

  • Pope declares Oscar Romero, hero to liberation theology, a martyr

    ROME — Marking an end to one of the most divisive debates in Catholicism in the past 35 years, Pope Francis has officially declared the late Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero a martyr, clearing the way for eventually proclaiming him a saint. A hero to the progressive liberation theology movement in

  • Vatican panel says Oscar Romero was a martyr

    ROME — A panel of Vatican theologians has ruled that Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, the great hero of Latin America’s progressive liberation theology movement who was shot to death while saying Mass in 1980, is a martyr. The finding removes a major hurdle to declaring Romero a saint,


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