May 23 outdoor Mass set for beatification of Archbishop Romero

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March 11, 2015

Painting of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero in Cathedral of San Salvador

This painting of Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero is located in the lower level of the Cathedral of San Salvador. (CNS photo/Octavio Duran)

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) — Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador May 23, said Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop’s sainthood cause.

The ceremony, which moves the murdered archbishop a step closer to sainthood, will be in Plaza Divino Salvador del Mundo. The archbishop said Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes, would celebrate the Mass.

“Romero, from heaven, wants every Salvadoran walk the path of peace and justice,” Archbishop Paglia said March 11 at a news conference in San Salvador.

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