Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Archbishop Oscar Romero moves closer to Beatification

The following comes from the Prensa Latina:

The canonization process of Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, murdered on March 24th, 1980 while celebrating a mass, is in its final stage, said Gregorio Rosa Chavez, auxiliary bishop of San Salvador.
During the Sunday sermon at the Catedral Metropolitana and later during a press conference, Msgr. Rosa said that Pope Francis is optimistic about the canonization progress.

Rosa Chavez said that the delegation of Salvadorian bishops, led by archbishop of the capital city, Jose Luis Alas, held a private meeting with the pope in the Vatican last Friday and received good news about the process, which was the main subject of the meting.

He said that they handed a letter to Pope Francis, signed by all Salvadorian bishops regarding Msgr. Romero, who was killed for defending the poor of El Salvador.

On May 12th, 1994, the Archdiocese of San Salvador asked permission from the Holy See to begin the diocesan process that concluded in 1995.

The file was sent to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in the Vatican City, however the process remained blocked until April 22nd, 2013, when Pope Francis resumed it.

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