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Three artifacts linked to Salvadoran Archbishop Romero on display Sunday at L.A. cathedral

Three artifacts linked to Salvadoran Archbishop Romero on display Sunday at L.A. cathedral

Archbishop José H. Gomez is celebrating a special Mass in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday honoring Óscar Arnulfo Romero — the beloved Salvadoran archbishop who would have turned 100 Monday.

Romero died a martyr while celebrating Mass in 1980, assassinated at 62 by a death squad during his country’s brutal civil war. Born Aug. 15, 1917, Romero long faced resistance from conservative forces in Central America and at the Vatican, as some argued that his leftist politics guided his fight for the poor. But in February 2015, Pope Francis

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