Sainthood cause for Archbishop Romero is ‘unblocked’

The Vatican official responsible for the sainthood cause of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador says his cause has been “unblocked” by Pope Francis.

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia gave no further details of why the cause had been blocked in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Archbishop Romero was shot in 1980 as he celebrated Mass. If he is judged a martyr, he could be beatified without having a miracle attributed to his intercession.

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