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Vatican Hopes Romero Beatification Can Reconcile Salvadorans

Salvadorans should see the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a right-wing death squad in 1980, as an opportunity to seek reconciliation in their violence-plagued country, a Vatican official said on Wednesday. Pope Francis on Tuesday ruled that Romero, who became an icon for progressives in the Roman Catholic Church in Latin America after he was killed, had died as a martyr and will be beatified - the last step before sainthood. At least 75,000 people were...

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