Pope Francis Approves Martyr Status for Slain Salvadoran Archbishop

February 3, 2015 11:02 PM

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Pope Francis Approves Martyr Status for Slain Salvadoran Archbishop

Rome: Pope Francis on Tuesday approved a decree declaring slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr for the church.

The cleric, a defender of the poor and vocal critic of the military in El Salvador, was shot dead in 1980 while celebrating mass.

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