The Pilgrim's Journey

Pope: Romero was a martyr; beatification to come

R RLast Updated: July 14th, 2020Church News, Pope Francis

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis on Tuesday authorized the promulgation of decrees recognizing the martyrdom of Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero, paving the way for his beatification, as well as the martyrdom of three priests in Peru. The decision was the fruit of a Feb. 3 audience between the Pope and Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the … Read More

Panel advising Vatican unanimous that Archbishop Romero is a martyr

R RLast Updated: August 12th, 2020Church News

(CNS) A panel of theologians advising the Vatican’s Congregation for Saints’ Causes voted unanimously to recognize the late Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero as a martyr, according to the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference. The panel declared Jan. 8 that the archbishop had been killed “in hatred for the faith,” Avvenire reported Jan. 9. The … Read More