• 'I want this day to heal me': For thousands, the canonization of Oscar Romero was deeply personal

    1 month ago - By LA Times

    In life, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was persecuted, shot in the heart by a single bullet while he celebrated Mass. In death, his legacy was politicized, calumniated - all but silenced. So for many Sunday, it was extraordinary to see Pope Francis at last declare Romero a saint in St...
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  • Sainthood of slain Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero hailed by thousands at L.A. Mass

    1 month ago - By LA Times

    Los Angeles nurse Lina Sandoval was 10 years old when Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was assassinated in 1980. “That day was really sad,” the Salvadoran immigrant recalled Sunday, “because he always fought for people like us, the poor and the needy, so we could have the right to a better life.” ...
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