Pope's naming of Salvadoran Archbishop Romero as martyr is awkward for former enemies on right

February 4, 2015 5:15 PM

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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Archbishop Oscar Romero was labeled in life as a communist agitator and was killed on a church altar at the start of El Salvador's civil war.

Now that Pope Francis has declared Romero a martyr for the faith, his former opposition praises him as a social activist and promises to build a monument in the capital's center if they win the mayor's seat.

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