Oscar Romero to be recognised as saint

Oscar Romero is to be recognised as saint of universal church.

He was shot dead on March 24th 1980 as he was saying Mass in the cancer hospital in El Salvador.

In his three years as archbishop, he had become an outspoken voice for the poorest people of his country.

They were caught up in a conflict between the military government and guerilla groups that claimed tens of thousands of civilian lives. Read more

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