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Pope Approves Sainthood for Slain Archbishop, Revolutionary Pontiff

Pope Francis has cleared a path for sainthood for the late Oscar Romero, the Salvadoran archbishop gunned down for preaching against the violence and repression that plagued the country as it descended into civil war. The Vatican announced Wednesday that the pontiff approved a decree the day before confirming a miracle attributed to Romero's intercession. Installed as archbishop in 1977, Romero openly denounced the military death squads that had killed and terrorized El...

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