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Honoring 'Saint Romero' is overdue for many Salvadorans
Honoring 'Saint Romero' is overdue for many Salvadorans

Blanca Estela Garcia did not need the Vatican to tell her that slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was a saint. Nor did the thousands of people gathering here in parks, in Masses and on marches to the San Salvador Cathedral in recent days to remember Romero’s slaying 35 years ago. Not the people wearing the “Saint Romero of America” T-shirts or the Romero headbands, key chains and tote bags. “For us he was our pastor and our guide,” said Garcia, 45, who sews clothes in a maquiladora factory and who wore quotes from Romero’s penultimate sermon on the back of her shirt. “It took a long time for this to happen, but God wanted justice.”...

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