Pope Francis approves sainthood for Oscar Romero

Posted March 7, 2018 8:24 am by Staff Reporter

Pope Francis approves sainthood for Oscar Romero

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be canonised as a saint, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday. Pope Francis approved the declaration of a miracle attributed to the slain archbishop’s intercession, clearing the way for Romero’s canonisation. Archbishop Romero was shot dead on March 24, 1980 as he celebrated Mass in a hospital chapel in El Salvador. His murder shocked the world, and came at…
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