Salvadoran bishop predicts Romero beatification within three years
Catholic World News - March 21, 2014
A Salvadoran bishop has said that he expects the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero to take place within the next three years.
Bishop Rosa Chavez, an auxiliary of the San Salvador archdiocese, said that Vatican officials have indicated the cause for Archbishop Romero’s beatification is moving forward—news that “brought us great happiness and hope.” He said that after Pope Benedict XVI “unblocked” the cause, Pope Francis “is accelerating it.”
Archbishop Romero was assassinated on March 24, 1980, while celebrating Mass. The cause for his beatification may have been delayed because of lingering political controversy surrounding El Salvador’s long and bloody civil war.
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