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Pope unfreezes beatification of slain Salvadoran prelate

Vatican City, Apr 22 (EFE).- Pope Francis unfroze the process of beatification of assassinated Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, the chairman of the Pontifical Council of the Family said. Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia made the announcement in the southern Italian city of Molfetta at a Mass to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Bishop Tonino Bello, president of the Pax Christi organization.

Salvadorans seek sainthood for murdered archbishop

Hundreds of Salvadorans made a Palm Sunday march through the streets of the capital under a scorching sun as they urged new Pope Francis to put a murdered archbishop on the path to sainthood. "We are very excited" to mark the 33rd anniversary of archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero's assassination "because we believe Pope Francis will beatify monsignor Romero," said Rosa Gavidia, a septuagenarian activist of basic ecclesial communities. "For us as the people, monsignor Romero is a saint."
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