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In El Salvador, slain archbishop seen as saint long ago

One year ago   |   By ABC News

Martyred Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero officially becomes a saint on Sunday, but many in his native El Salvador have already considered him that for years
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In El Salvador, slain archbishop seen as saint long ago

One year ago   |   By National Post

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - Bespectacled, smiling and with close-cropped hair, the late Archbishop Oscar Romero's visage gazes kindly from postage stamps, handmade busts on sale at the San Salvador cathedral, even from a huge black-dot mural on the side of the Foreign Ministry.
On Sunday in the Vatican, Pope Francis will officially make Romero a saint nearly three decades after he was martyred by an assassin's bullet to the heart. But for many Salvadoran Roman Catholic devotees who already know him as “Saint Romero of the Americas” that will only formalize something they have long known in...
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