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El Salvador overjoyed that Archbishop Romero is on path to sainthood
El Salvador overjoyed that Archbishop Romero is on path to sainthood

After Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot to death as he said Mass, Danlio Macias’ family mourned as if one of its own had been killed. “I see these photos,” Macias said, eyes red with tears as he visited the site of Romero’s assassination, now a small museum, “and all the trauma comes back.” Romero was slain 35 years ago next month in a hospital chapel here in El Salvador’s capital by a sniper acting on the orders of right-wing forces that, with U.S. backing, would wage war against leftist guerrillas for more than a decade. Pope Francis this week took the most significant step yet toward proclaiming Romero a saint. On Tuesday, he recognized the...

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