May date set for beatification of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

March 11, 2015 6:53 PM

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May date set for beatification of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero

FILE - In this March 12, 2005, file photo, worshipers participate in a march to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Father Rutilio Grande, in Agulares, El Salvador. Grande was assassinated in 1977 by death squads during the civil war. The Catholic Church of El Salvador announced Wednesday, March 11, 2015, that they are preparing the process for the beatification of father Grande. (AP Photo/Edgar Romero, File) (The Associated Press)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified on May 23 in his native El Salvador, moving the Roman Catholic martyr a step closer to sainthood.

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