Óscar Romero

Gerard O’Connell May 19, 2018
Both men were close to each other in life, and both are much revered by Pope Francis.
Should Oscar Romero be canonized in Rome or El Salvador?
A publication of the Archdiocese of San Salvador argues that the canonization of Oscar Romero should be held in El Salvador.
Ivette Escobar, a student at Central American University in San Salvador, helps finish a rug in honor of the victims in the 1989 murder of six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter on the UCA campus, part of the 25th anniversary commemoration of the Jesuit martyrs in 2014. (CNS photo/Edgardo Ayala) 
Kevin Clarke April 20, 2018
A human rights attorney in the United States believes that the upcoming canonization of Blessed Oscar Romero in October has been a factor in a decision to revisit the 1989 Jesuit massacre at the University of Central America.
A man carries an image of Blessed Oscar Romero during a March 18 procession in San Salvador, El Salvador, to commemorate the 38th anniversary his murder. Pope Francis has cleared the way for the canonization of Blessed Romero, who was shot and killed March 24, 1980, as he celebrated Mass. (CNS photo/Jose Cabezas, Reuters)
The end of Temporary Protected Status and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs means more than 215,000 Salvadorans are now facing a return to a country in turmoil.
El Salvador's bishops asked the pope that the canonization be held in their country so that the poor could attend.
Her husband was skeptical but prayed to Blessed Oscar Romero to save his wife.