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Pope Francis Recognizes Oscar Romero as Martyr

Education for Justice | Wed, Feb 18, 2015

By Joshua J. McElwee
Source: National Catholic Reporter

The Church has announced the expected beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was assassinated in El Salvador in 1980 in the midst of a brutal civil war. There has been great debate over the Archbishop's cause for sainthood over the decades, yet Pope Francis opened the path to canonization by declaring Romero a martyr of the faith. Read more.