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John Paul II, Oscar Romero and the politics of making saints

posted on April 29, 2013

Pope Francis cleared the way for “the long-stalled canonization of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero,” reports David Gibson of Religion News Service. Because Francis has been seen as an unconventional pope, the Rev. Harvey, a Jesuit priest and professor, told Gibson: “It’s not surprising to me that this present pope being from South America, having the same inclinations as Romero, would unblock the process and say ‘Push his cause through,’ and I think rightly so.” 

Read at Religion News Service