Vatican eyes sainthood for El Salvador priest

Archbishop Romero, known for his criticism of the ruling junta, was killed in 1980 while leading mass in San Salvador.

    One of the most revered priests in Latin America, the late archbishop Arnulfo Romero, may soon be made a saint.

    For years, the Roman Catholic Church blocked the process because of concerns the archbishop, who was assassinated while leading mass, had socialist ideas.

    But in recent days, Pope Francis has said that the sainthood process has been unblocked.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from San Salvador.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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