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Assassinated Salvadorian Archbishop, Oscar Romero to be made a saint

Pope Francis has announced that Archbishop Oscar Romero will be declared a saint. Archbishop Romero was killed in 1980, while celebrating Mass in El Salvador.
Pope Paul the Sixth, who oversaw many of the reforms the Catholic Church underwent in the 1960s, will also be made a saint.
A statement issued by the Vatican said, Pope Francis signed the decrees this week, giving the 'green light' for their canonisation.
Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified in May 2015. He is revered in his native El Salvador for denouncing repression at the onset of El Salvador's Civil War, which lasted from 1980 to 1992.

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