VATICAN CITY — May 23 will be the beatification date for El Salvador’s Archbishop Oscar Romero, an outspoken advocate for the poor and repressed who was martyred in 1980 while celebrating Mass.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator of Archbishop Romero’s cause, announced the beatification date on Wednesday, according to ABC News.
Pope Francis approved the beatification after a Feb. 3 audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. The congregation’s theologians on Jan. 8 unanimously recognized the El Salvadoran’s assassination as an act of hatred for the faith, a characteristic of martyrdom.
Oscar Romero y Galdamez was archbishop of San...READ MORE